The colors I mixed were chosen to duplicate a malachite (the mineral) type of effect using squeeze bottles. Unfortunately the idea was a fail because I was interrupted after only a couple squirts from each bottle went into the mold. When I came back 10 minutes later the soap batter was already at a good light-medium trace so I knew there was no way to get the thin layered effect I was after and more worried about just getting it out of the bottles.
So I ended up just squirting blobs of batter one after the other into the mold while it continued to thicken, thumped the mold down, and decided to chopstick swirl it a tiny bit with a random pattern. Once I cut the soap, I decided it looked like camo. So my malachite soap fail turned into camo success? :think:
It just proves that soap making is like life, things always don't go as planned. Of course friends and family I give my soap to don't know that. I even let them think the td glycerin rivers in some of my soaps were intricately planned and crafted! Haha