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Peacock Swirl Challenge – Third and Final Try

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:


Another angle of the raw soap – you can see what I did with the left over mix – I love that little mold Brambleberry gave us at the Soap Guild conference in Raleigh.Image:

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.

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