Cedar tree swirl

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    20191110_082229.jpg Anyone try this tree swirl before? This was my first attempt and I was pretty pleased...although it didn't quite reach complete gel phase I'd love to see other people's spins on the same design!
     
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    It looks great!:)
     
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    That looks fantastic.
     
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    What a beautiful soap, you nailed it! :D
     
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    They look great! It's a difficult technique to get just right, and, wow, you hit it square on, right down to the snow flocking the trees. Super well done!
     
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    I've seen it, but haven't tried it. This is excellent! Nice job!!!!
     
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    without the full gel- it makes it look like a stormy sky
    it looks so cool!
     
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    That is beautiful soap. And kudos for it being your first try at it :)
     
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    Looks great! Does it smell like cedar?
     
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    Yes, it's BB's Cedar & Amber
     
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    Beautiful! You must have the magic touch to make that on your first try.
     
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    Congratulations. It looks great.
     
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    That is gorgeous! Way to go!
     
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    That's really pretty. Another technique I have to add to my list of things to try. Thank you for sharing!!
     
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    Is there a Video for that somewhere? Looks cool ! i would love to watch that.
    No way my recipe would be able to do that :(
     
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    I don't know if there are videos out there or not. I got the idea from my cousin-in-law...it's one of her favorite designs. It really wasn't that hard, but I would have been up a creek if the FO had accelerated.
     
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    that is amazing--fantastic work
     
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    I never heard of that swirl and never saw anything so beautiful! Not that I could do it but how DO you do something like that? Great example of how partial gel can work in your favour.
     
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    I poured the white base and set my hanger on the bottom of the mold, in the center. Then I took turns with the gray/blue and evergreen (and a little white) in squirt bottles and layered for the branches, filling in the sides with the gray/blue as I went. Then I brought the hanger up through the middle for the trunk. (Sorry, I didn't take pictures in the process :() Soap Queen has a tutorial of a similar design here: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/christmas-tree-cold-process/

    I'd like to try another batch before Christmas....thought about trying to add snowflakes in the sky, but I think it might be best to leave good enough alone! Not sure how well they'd show up either.
     
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    I also tried the tree swirl for the first time recently. The Bamboo FO I was using accelerated the batter somewhat and I was panicking, but I still managed to pull off three tree layers. TheresSoap-tree.jpg

    I love the snowy look of your tree, The_Emerald_Chicken!

    For anyone looking for a video, I don't think I had found one either, but there are a lot of feather swirl videos out there, and it is a very similar technique.
     
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