Hello hello! Welcome to the February Challenge. I do apologize for so dropping the ball last month. I have not been able to get video, which I discovered the night before I was leaving for a long trip because I procrastinated putting the challenge up until the 30th and I left early on the 31st. Thanks much to the other hosts who covered for me. Mea culpa to all. I still can't get video so this will have a long photo essay on one technique. This month, please make at least one soap stone. You can use whatever technique you feel will get you to the stoney look you seek. CP, MP, HP are all fine and some will likely be better processes for one look or another. Yes, you can combine the processes as well. You may go for gemstone, geode, granite, marble, the plainest rock, the fanciest rock or whatever rock your heart desires. Figure out how to make your soap look that way. Rules: You must make at least one soap stone and show us a picture. The entry thread will open on February 16th and close on the 23rd. Voting will open on the 23rd or 24th ,depending on how much trouble I have getting the pictures into SurveyMonkey, and it will close on February 27th. Results announced on February 28th.