My first two tries didn’t make the cut. I was willing to give it one more try since I really like the way a peacock swirl looks and I want to add it to my soap line up.
This time I decided to go with red, white and blue since I was running out of time to make a 4th of July soap. Since we were supposed to use four colors, I added a little yellow in the design. I was afraid to tinker with the colors because I didn’t want another failure but I needed a darker blue and a red red. So I added a little black oxide to ultra marine blue and for the red I remembered that someone had shared that they added red brick oxide and merlot sparkle to Brambleberry’s Electric Bubble Gum mica. This was a gamble as I don’t have much experience at mixing colors.
I had just received some new supplies that included Raspberry Lemonade fragrance oil (it smells so good I just had to try it). Besides what could be better on a summer’s day then raspberry lemonade?
Here is the freshly poured soap:
I described the problems I had with my other tries in the posts below. This time I just covered the soap and put it on one of my plant propagation heat mats to help with the gel. When I uncovered it the next day I couldn’t believe it. The colors were still bright an beautiful. Have a look:
There are some cut pics:
It was a lot of fun and I am already looking forward to the next challenge. Thanks Amy for putting this together for all your hard work to make it happen.