Soapy Rocks v2

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  1. Feb 12, 2019 #1

    MarnieSoapien

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    Here's my attempt at February's challenge. So much went wrong when making this
     
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    ??? Where’s the goods??
     
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    I tried a couple of times to attach the photos but it didn't work . Will try again! 15499799065651575110711.jpg 1549979943331201260478.jpg
     
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    I like! Looks like rocks you’d see on Mars! And that’s not a bad thing. The contest didn’t state what planet the rocks had to come from!
     
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    They look good. At what point did you try molding the rocks? I was a little hasty when making mine and they started crumbling like it looks yours did. I took mine out of the mold when it was just hard enough to stay together.
     
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    It was around the 20 hour mark, I think? I spilled most of my oils just as I was about to add the lye water and had to attempt to reformulate my recipe. Unfortunately, I was running low on olive oil and thought I'd take this opportunity to try out rapeseed wax for the first time. When I unmolded them it was already fairly hard and started to crumble. I blamed the rapeseed wax. But, on the bright side, the rough texture makes it look like a rock found in nature. Or on Mars :)
     
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    Ah yes, I remember reading your description of what went wrong. I think they look pretty cool, like something I'd find at the lake shore occasionally.
     
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    I think they look cool, too! Love the red especially..
     

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