Yay!! Congratulations, winners and entrants!!!The results are in!
First place goes to
Second place has a three way tie:
Third place goes to:
Thank you so much for participating and I hope everyone had some fun!!! All the entries were exciting to see.
These look VERY stone-like.Bravo!Ok! My 8th soap batch is my challenge entry. It was a lot of fun, so thank you for the great idea, @newbie!
I love rocks and crystals, and own at least 100 different ones. I really like seeing how they sometimes form together in matrices, and my entry is meant to suggest large, mostly raw pieces of chrysocolle with malachite.
ETA: Reference pic
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Here it is before the cuts.
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First test stone. Oh yeah, this is gonna work! Woo hoo!
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Here are the other soap stones I made by cutting the loaf in a variety of ways, and hand-moulding the pieces.
I'm torn which to choose for voting: SO likes this first rounded one, and I like the second tallish piece. Or should I enter the plate with several pieces? Aaarrghhh!
Maybe you could decide on one for me, @newbie ?
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Wow! I want a countertop of this beautiful granite!Three stones for the price of one! In my efforts to achieve a 'granite' look, I have managed to get a 'travertine' top, a 'marble' bottom, and (what i wanted in the first place) a granite centre. Am I selling it to you yet? Nah - didn't think so
Used Black raspberry and Vanilla scent which is DIVINE, but it caused the batter to yellow, whereas I thought it would go more of a tan and thus contribute to the colour of the granite - maybe it will in time?
To achieve the granite look I passed all the colours in succession though a colander ( messy stuff!)
Anyway, here are my granite slabs:
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These are AWESOME !I have a cabochon mold, so I set out to make little decorative travel/handsoap cabochons. They aren't very practical because they're pretty tiny (only the large oval would work, the smaller ones were just using up leftover soap dough). But they're stones Three kinds of turquoise, pinolith, and spiderweb obsidian (the malachite was too intimidating!). All are made with soap dough & micas/AC.
Here are the inspiration photos I used...
And my small soap cabochons...