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Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Sondra, Dec 13, 2007.
How did you get these swirls?? this is just beautiful
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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. :/
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.
Yep it's why I only want slab molds! Vicki
yeh but I want to know how she got the different colors and a FOR DUMMY's how to answer
I am betting micas...isn't Sara the mica queen?
Thanks for the nice compliment Sondra.
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.
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
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!
I LOVE mica! Have you checked out the micas at Costal Scents? They have 94 colors and sell in bulk... perfect for a mica coop! I need more mica. I am releasing a three new soaps and they will have mica swirls. Sara your soap is beautiful
Wow! What a selection!
I'd be interested in a mica co-op.
I get frrom mystifyyoursenses which has good prices and quality but just a couple colors.