Well, This was a no fun....
I used the recipe Amy had posted to practice piping flowers.
I have never piped a cup cake before!!
I bought every piping thing that Nurture Soap had,
plus some smaller tips and bags and couplers.
She said there had to be at least two colors in the bag
so here is my practice shots of flowers and leaves
Let me start by saying this took for freaking ever to thicken up!!
Even with an accelerating FO :( Flower Child from WSP )
The whole damn day...by the time it was thick enough I was so tired and in a pissy mood.
This is what ya get when you do things in a pissy mood.
Flowers that look like busted raviolis!
And that is not all the ugliness either, There are more pics I am just not posting them.
I ended up taking all of them and putting them in saran wrap and in plastic bags to use to mold things in the future.
So I thought screw it.... I don't have to pipe a flower. She just said it had to have two colors in the bag
So I did a Royalty Soap "Type" of soap
No embeds because they were not allowed
Used a smaller mold and used my regular recipe
Coconut, OO, Palm, Rice bran, Canola, Shea, Cocoa butters Castor and aloe.
along with silk, SL, Raw Sugar, Colloidal Oats
I used the FO Cleopatra from Rustic Escentuals
My colors were Base color was Gold (looks yellow)
and dropped swirled Brown, Ruby Red and Hunter Green
The top was a nice deep blue that gradually turned green as I waited for it to thicken. I took some of that out, and put activated charcoal in it and did an the pot swirl at the last second hoping the two colors would show up.
At first it wasn't looking so good
see pics below
What it looked like before ( or while I waited for the rest to thicken).
I thought I was completely screwed!! The two colors didn't show. Hell my color turned green!!
As you can see I just did a gold mica drizzle on top.
As a week past I noticed it had turned back to the original colors
The blue shows as blue now and the black just looks like a darker blue. Either way it is two colors in one bag.
Moral of this story....Don't soap when you are in a bad mood.
Piping takes forever, that puts me in a bad mood,then I get pissy and end up with ugly soap!
These challenges are wearing on me. It causes me so much anxiety. Learning a new technique and competing against people who have way more patience and talent than I do.
It is really discouraging when I think about it.
I may take a break from them (depends on what they are)
I just want to make a good bar of soap that cleans you and leaves you feeling clean but not too clean...if ya know what I mean. Moisturized, but not too much that you feel like ya have snot on your hands or you feel sticky.
Thanks for the challenge Amy
Gold=Sister golden hair
Brown=sexy stranger on a train
From Mad Oils
Hunter Green, Ruby Red, Midnight Blue
from Micas and More