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Birds in the forest or art deco

Discussion in 'The Photo Gallery' started by ibct1969, Nov 18, 2018.

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  1. Nov 18, 2018 #1

    ibct1969

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    Art Deco Soap.JPG I have been on a roll lately. Can't decide on a name for this one ... art deco feel but originally called birds in the forest. Birds in the forest wet.JPG
     
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    I like art deco better. I rarely see things in swirls and the few times I do, its only because it was pointed out. Very pretty soap, the top is beautiful.
     
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    Very pretty.. Love the colors against the black :)
     
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    Great colors!
     
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    Love the swirls on top. What scent is it, that might determine a name.
     
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    Lovely!:thumbs:
     
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    Thanks all. Relle, I used Rustic Escentual's White Linen - totally opposite of this design so I'm not sure that helps ;) After I cut it, I kept thinking of art deco colors.
     
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    Oh wow, these are gorgeous. I *adore* the colours in these. So much glitter! Any tips for achieving this effect?
     
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    Thank you! I find that micas are best to get that 'glittery' look on the top. Mica is almost always mixed with a lightweight oil and drizzled on the top of the soap. Then, a chopstick or skewer is used to swirl in the mica. If you search Google for "how to swirl micas in soap" or something like that you'd find lots of how tos. This one for example:
     
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    Can you swirl mica on top of M & P like that too?

    Perhaps, the mica could be swirled on top of M & P if it was pre-mixed in rubbing alcohol, instead of an oil?
     
  11. Dec 3, 2018 #11

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    Hey there math ace. I have never tried it with M&P. But I do know that mica is beautiful inside the M&P soap itself :)

    I googled this question though and found a couple of links for you to get started.

    http://www.thumbprintsoap.com/create-mica-swirls-on-top-of-glycerin-soap-bars/
    https://www.soapqueen.com/tag/mica/

    Try it and see what happens :)
     

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