Oh that makes perfect sense Tara! Yes the embed was made two days ago.I think I remember seeing something about this on auntie Clara's blog a while back... Although I might be confusing it with something else
How recently did you make the embeds?
found it: Intentional Crop Circles: Water Discount As A Design Tool
So I guess the theory would be that the embeds kept the soap in their immediate vicinity from gelling by being slightly cooler?
That’s beautiful Dibbles! Did you win?What is interesting about this is that the ring is so much lighter. The soap I made for the SMF diagonal cut challenge had a light line along the cut of the striped soap (which was made first, like your embed) and where the new soap started. I like the effect, and given your result as well, there must be something in the combination of premade soap, new soap and gelling that creates it. My result wasn't as striking as yours is. It might be the way it photographs, but it almost looks like your ring is glowing. Auntie Clara's soap was all made at the same time rather than using embeds. She used differing water amounts to create the crop circles - like a ghost swirl with color. I'd have to go back and look to see if my two halves had different water amounts, but I don't think they did.
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What reminded me was I had been reading through the set of posts where she was experimenting with these effects, I believe she concluded that it was caused by a temperature differential both in the embed case and with the different water amounts.Auntie Clara's soap was all made at the same time rather than using embeds. She used differing water amounts to create the crop circles - like a ghost swirl with color.
What colorant did you use for the pink?
I used micas. I don't think it would be migration because it wouldn't migrate away from something would it? It would migrate into it? There was no white batter anywhere to be seen when I poured - just the embed ( pastel teal) and two shades of pink for the main batter.What colorant did you use for the pink?
So what I think is possibly happening is either water migration or color migration or a combination of both, since the color would probably migrate with the water.
I have seen color migration in soap with red oxide being the most profound migrant in my experience.
I tend to second this, just out of the reason of entropy, the principle of nature tending towards disorder and mess.I don't think it would be migration because it wouldn't migrate away from something would it? It would migrate into it?