Surprise is somewhat of an understatement. I have something to confess that concerns the two blog entries before this one....The Mantra Swirl is not an easy task for me and my soap recipes. Here's the thing, I love my soap recipes so much I am determined to make them work with any soap technique. This is not always possible as I have learned.
The Peppermint Ice Soap two entries below is the best Mantra I have made. My second attempt, although came out so much better than I had hoped is still not a true Mantra Swirl. So this weekend I decided I will give it one more shot. Why you may ask? Well, for Amy's Greatcake Soapworks Challenge! After my latest soap session I have decided my first soap will be the entry. In the video below I decided to do a simple 2 color mantra swirl with 1 accent color. Looking at the soap now you may say to yourself... Mantra Swirl? I see no Mantra Swirl. This is the reason for my latest entry ..lol. That soap was a very big surprise to me..The way it turned out was totally unexpected and I really like it. If you watch the video you will see exactly where I lost my temper with the soap...all seemed hopeless at that point so what did I do? I took a hanger to it like mad. You can now call me The Soaping Mommy Dearest.
After watching that video...Can you believe this is the same soap?
I do want to add I love doing challenges. The challenges have really helped me learn so many new techniques and really pushes me to give it my all. I would like to thank Amy and everyone else that puts together challenges. If not from learning so much I would still be making just plain old soap ;-)