- Apr 23, 2017
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The voting link and password has now been sent, my apologies for the delays!
I got a better pic of the splotches today! Maybe someone will enlighten me. I’m not sure if they’re stearic spots? Maybe the oils were too cold?I'm bummed too! Really! Since I don't know how your colors were supposed to look for this attempt, I think the bars are quite lovely. Perhaps you can see it "in person", but the white part looks white in pic, with no splotches.
Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I used a bit of titanium dioxide. It just doesn't look like glycerin rivers I've seen before, which kinda look more stringy throughout. This one threw me off 'cos the splotches of mismatched color in the "white" part is all clumped together.I've marked what I'd call stearic spots on these soaps:
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There are a few, but totally nothing to worry about. But I guess you are asking about the patches inside the white? Stearic spots are a matter of soap recipe and temperature protocol – both are identical for obvious reasons, except for the colourants. Did you add titanium dioxide to brighten up the white? (I'm asking because I don't have experience with glycerin rivers to exclude them as the culprit.)
Congratulations @glendam and @Tara_H and to all who submitted entries. Beautiful soaps. @Primrose, thanks for choosing this technique. Deceptively difficult is the perfect description!
Seeing the enlarged pics, I agree that most of it looks like ash to me, as well, with one spot that still looks like glycerin rivers to me. Photos can be tough.I don't think it looks like rivers to me either, but it does look like ash.
I could be wrong, but that is what it looks like to me.
CONGRATS EVERYONE - SO WELL DONE!!First place: @glendam
Second place: @Jersey Girl
Third place: @Tara_H
Dibbles please show us your soap when you get a chance to finish it!
Congratulations To Our Specular Winners' . Well Done To Everyone' Such Beautiful Soaps.