This one was my 1st attempt at the Taiwan Swirl freehand. I poured a little white into the mold and then attempted to EVENLY pour my purple, red, green, and black colored soap batter into the white in straight lines—yeah, right lol. You can see just how off I was by viewing the bars: some have a tiny bit of black while other sections got a lot of black poured into it. The same goes for the other colors. I think my FO caused the batter to thicken a bit after I blended it into each container; oh well. I used a pop cycle stick to make the Taiwan swirls. I usually use a chopstick to make any kind of swirls in my soap but saw a lady using a tongue depressor so I tired what I could locate. I have both but am actually glad I couldn't find the tongue depressor sticks as I think that would have been too large. I used my loaf mold and made just enough soap batter to be able to get five hunks. I then cut the hunks horizontally. The other two sets I didn’t bring with me when we went out of town last week. This wasn’t what I was looking but I still like the creatures I found once I cut them into bars. Anyone see an owl (middle) and, maybe, a black and white polar bear (right) wearing a green headband? LOL. The one on the left also looks like an owl also but he/she must have its eyes closed. It’s such fun to cut into soap and see the surprises they hold within!