I can't remember where or when I first saw a true funnel swirl done nicely, but the photo stays with me until this day. I had no idea that it was swirled the funnel style, I just remember scratching my head thinking, "How did she do it?"
After rehearsing the steps in my head for the hundredth time, I finally got down to business and made my first ever funnel swirl. Boy it was fun!
I learned about funnel swirl from this wonderful tutorial by Corrie. The tricky part, at least to me, is to keep the soap mixture from reaching a thick trace before you finish alternating the colors. As in all the swirling cases, revealing (or cutting) the soaps is always highly anticipated. I'm usually quite patient when it comes to cutting my soaps. I have no problems waiting for over a week before cutting to get that nice clean line that I love. But this time I just couldn't last for more than 4 days!
Almost all the cut bars have these "smiles" on them, but the look at the bottom half of this soap is more of the look I was after - more finer and denser lines. I've worked on my second funnel swirl, which I'll share with you as soon as I have the pictures ready, but I'll definitely need a third attempt to achieve that beautiful look I once saw by the unknown funnel master.