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Old 07-21-2017, 04:17 AM   #1
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Default Entry thread- SMF July 2017 Challenge Mermaid Tail

Entry thread for the July challenge. Please no discussion in this thread. Please post at least two pictures for your entry. At least one picture of the uncut loaf/slab, and at least one cut soap picture. You must have both pictures to be allowed to enter.

Feel free to add any other information to your post! Voting will begin on the 26/27th and will end on the 30th. Winners will be announced early the 31st.


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Old 07-21-2017, 05:08 AM   #2
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Well, here goes! My entry is scented with Black Raspberry Vanilla from Peak. I decided to go monochromatic so colored only with Raspberry Red from Nurture in 4 shades. I also added a bit of glitter to the top because all mermaids have glittery scales, lol. This challenge was really fun Galaxy so thank you for hosting it!


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Old 07-21-2017, 03:59 PM   #3
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I am entering my favorite soap, right now, although if I make something I like better on my next try, I'll enter it instead.

They are not perfect, but they are my favorites among the 3 I made, so here they are:

Cut bars after struggling with ash removal:


Before ash removal:



Freshly made slab:


And my most recent photo showing my inspiration, Barbie the mermaid with the cut bars today. The spray of distilled water followed by spray of 91% alcohol did not remove damage it as long as I did not try to wipe any of it off. So I was pleased.


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Old 07-22-2017, 07:46 PM   #4
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This was definitely a challenge for me. This is the soap I like the best of the tries I made despite the out of control ash and I dropped something (a spoon maybe) on the top.
There is so much room for improvement. I think my main issue is not waiting for a thick enough trace, and not learning to wait either!! This soap is scented with Citrus Shower from Fragrance Buddy (Avobath dupe) and the colors are Kombu Green, Four Leaf Clover (NS), and a mix of Green Vibrance (NS) and Lettuce (MM).
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Soap is scented with the last of the lemongrass, cedarwood, frankincense and patchouli EO blend that I made. The scales were still really soft when I cut, but I was worried the loaf would get too hard. Managed to stick a finger in one of the scales.







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This was my practice batch... so went with dragon scale colour theme I always wanted to do ( Drogon inspired from GOT ). I made another entry batch with the mermaid colours and failed miserably and hence the practice batch.
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Such a challenge this was for me! Here's the one I was happiest with of all the tries I made. The base is a teal that I mixed up using titanium dioxide, kelly green, and bright blue in glycerin. The scales are Girly Pink, and Purple Lab Colors from BB that discolored from the vanilla in the Pink Sugar scent that I used. I'm glad this one is done!




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Dogwood and ginger FO, and again I used baby food (green beans) for base color.







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