Mirror Glaze

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    KiwiMoose

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    @dibbles? @ Earlene?

    I've been looking up old threads and seen some lovely pics.
     
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    I have not done mirror glaze, but dibbles has some gorgeous ones in her album here at SMF.
     
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    It was a technique used for the soap challenge club a couple of months ago, so there should be some YouTube videos and Instagram posts available to see. You have to make your soap bars first, and then pour the soap 'glaze'. You need to have your soaps elevated when you pour and know that there is a pretty significant amount of 'pour over' soap that is lost. I set my soaps on cups inside a silicone mold to catch the run off. You could also line a tray or mold with a plastic bag. Sadly, the soap doesn't stay glossy. I understand there is a product sold for icing that you can spray on to keep the surface shiny that works, but I haven't used it. My entry was the black, silver and white soaps. It is a fun technique.
    Black Pearl 3.jpg ocean 2.jpg
     
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    I wonder if coating the bars with ultra clear M&P would look the same.
     
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    I forgot about that as an option. The most successful way was to 'dip' the soap in M&P. I didn't personally like the effect.
     
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    KiwiMoose, have you found tutorials?

    Meagan Dearmon of Avery Grey Soapery has a tutorial on YouTube as well as in her blog: https://www.averygreysoapery.com/single-post/2018/08/31/Mirror-Glaze-Soap-Tutorial

    lsg, here is a video using MP as the glaze over a CP soap:



    I wonder how a soap like the one in this video would look with a crystal clear MP glaze over the top.



    I think it would enhance the look and maybe smooth out some to the rougher spots created by the gold mica lines, which are lovely of course.
     
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