Saturday, April 13, 2013

I didn't get to the mica swirl challenge until today. So here it is. I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. I wasn't too focused on the swirl inside, moreso on the tops with the two micas. So here is the top of pure white, after pouring the swirl. Just fluffed it a bit:

 Here is where I drizzled the two micas.
This is after gel. I did get some air pockets, as it set up quickly...again.
Here is a quick cut pic! This was Fun! Really enjoyed all of the challenges!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The second challenge was the Ele"mental" soap, yes, it almost turned me into a mental case. My fault though, as I had worked with this FO before...ages ago, but it did not give me trouble...that I can recall. However, it was a different recipe and much less involved. I knew there would not be a lot of definition to my 3 color swirls, as they merge if you have too much color to not enough base soap. But I Love the Activated Charcoal pencil line. It really sets off this soap. I am very happy with the turnout!

First Challenge started with the Tiger Stripe...meh..mine turned out okay. The pink faded in the center due to the soap overheating. Not ecstatic about it, but it smells wonderful and it will sell well for me because it's pastels. Very fun to try new techniques!