How did you do this Blissberry??

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Sondra, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    How did you get these swirls?? this is just beautiful

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  2. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    Oh yes....that is gorgeous! Was this done in a slab mold? I'm beginning to think that's the only way to get really good swirls. I've gotten a few to look nice on the top of my logs but it doesn't go through. :/
     

  3. Not Sara :) but I have gotten some gorgeous swirls in an MM mold. you have to the soap just right, thin enough to swirl but thick enough to support the swirl, pour in a thin stream from varying heights then swirl till you get the desired effect. I think my Black Raspberry Vanilla bars on my website are some of my prettiest swirls.
    Becky
     
  4. NubianSoaps.com

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    Yep it's why I only want slab molds! Vicki
     
  5. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    yeh but I want to know how she got the different colors and a FOR DUMMY's how to answer
     
  6. Aja-Sammati

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    I am betting micas...isn't Sara the mica queen?
     
  7. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    Thanks for the nice compliment Sondra. :D

    The swirls were created using micas in a MM. Becky explained the technique very well. Thank goodness the FO I used was really easy to work with or I wouldn't have had time to do two different swirl colors. I can't take all the credit though... I learned from the best... Vicki :lol

    I purchased the micas from Alternasense Skin Design Products at: http://www.alternasense.com/

    They have really good prices and are great to do business with. I have soaped several of their micas and all have stayed true (no morphing) in GM soap.

    Sara
     
  8. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

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    UM so do you put mica's in to soap and then pour and swirl?? I have never used them so don't have a clue
     
  9. BlissBerry

    BlissBerry Guest

    I use a ladle and scoop out some of the raw soap before scenting and put it into a measuring cup. I only use a small amount of mica (1/2 teaspoon) and mix well. This is your swirl material. If you know how your FO behaves you can easily create beautiful swirls.

    If you have other questions ask away!

    Sara
     
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  11. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

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    Wow! What a selection!
     
  12. I'd be interested in a mica co-op.
    I get frrom mystifyyoursenses which has good prices and quality but just a couple colors.
    Becky