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luluzapcat

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I recently made a soap using scrapers to contour layers for the first time. The design called for some pointy "V's". I found it was easy enough to make V channels, but making Vs that stood up were another story.

When the batter was thinner, the points just slumped down. However, as the batter thickened, it would tend to clump and fill the cut-out tip of the scraper, traveling with it and leaving a flattened tip behind in the soap.

Perhaps if I had let it thicken FURTHER I would have been able to scrape off more cleanly, leaving behind something solid-ish and pointy, but I didn't dare let it go too long for fear of ruining my project.

Or maybe upstanding points are just not something achievable with this technique. I'd be grateful for anything anyone has learned about this. Thanks!
 

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I was able to get a somewhat pointy tip for a hill, in this soap below, I did let it get thick. It was an exercise on patience though, and I am not sure I would try this many sculpted layers again. I have seen other soaps featuring mountains, so I do think it’s possible.

 
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