The process went ok but I am disappointed with the results. I like how the bottom layer turned out but I am not happy with the top layer. I think it looks too muddy. The colours I used didn't do it justice either. Oh well, I tried, right? I am not sure I would do this technique again though - only time will tell. At the end of the challenge I will be posting all the soap challenge photos on my Facebook page.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Soap Challenge 2013: Week 2 - Elemental Swirl
Welcome back to week 2 of Great Cakes Soapworks Soap Challenge. This week the challenge was to do an Elemental Swirl. This challenge made me nervous and excited at the same time. Nervous because I have never attempted anything like this before and the fact that timing is everything. I certainly didn't have time to procrastinate. I was worried that my soap batter was going to thicken way too quickly and that it wouldn't work out. I used a fragrance oil that I had never soaped with before (which really isn't a good idea when trying something new - especially with swirls). It worked in my favour, to my relief! I had to pre-plan everything out. It took me awhile to decide on which colours to use. Excited because I have seen this technique before and wanted to try it but too nervous too! LOL. So it is a good thing for this challenge, as I probably wouldn't have attempted this on my own.