This week's soap challenge was to use mica colors to swirl on the top of the soap. For the mica's I chose 2 different colors from the The Conservatorie, Ruby Rose Mica and Titanium Luster Mica. The third color was Sparkle Gold Mica from Bramble Berry. I pre-mixed the mica's in a small amount of olive oil and will drizzle them on top of the soap. I had planned on making a gold mica line between the swirled soap base and the solid colored soap top but forgot to do it.....I wish I was paying more attention as I think it would have been a nice touch.The fragrance I selected for this soap was "Frosted Cranberry" and it smells so yummy! I really enjoyed this technique and how it dressed up the top of the soap bars. I love how the mica just sparkles on the top and there are so many colors to choose from.
I am very happy to share some pictures of the process I used in making my soap and hope you will enjoy looking at them. Please go to Amy's blog and see everyone else's masterpiece soaps at: GreatCakes SoapworksEnjoy the pictures!
|Here are my mica colors all mixed up. Notice the tea infuser, it has|
my gold mica in it ready for the mica line between the base and
the top color, how could I forget to put it on the soap???
|After pouring some of the soap into the mold I added some |
of the color and did a spoon swirl.
|This is what it looked like after doing the spoon swirl. Now to|
add another layer of the soap.
|I added some more color on top of this layer and spoon|
swirled it again. I am loving this pinkish color.
|Here it is with my top layer poured over the swirled soap base.|
|This is what the mica looks like drizzled on the top. |
I did add more of the mica to the top to get even more color.
|Here it is all swirled, the mica is so pretty!|