Challenge #6 - Faux Funnel Pour
I had to do this twice and got 2 great soaps and a wonderful Birthday treat :)
|Lemon Sugar Faux Funnel Pour - 2nd batch|
Tonight is the last night of my husband's 4 day weekend that happened to fall on my birthday weekend. It is a special treat to have him home for a long weekend AND my birthday. Lucky me!! :)
I wanted to get my soap challenge done ahead of time so I could get back to the grind of school during the week.
This challenge was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I was really nervous that I would split my soap off into 4 portions and everything would get thick. But, I used a FO that I have soaped with in the past and I used a soap recipe that I knew would stay fluid and I kept the temp low.
I had a helper, hope it's not cheating. My wonderful husband joined in on the fun. He has never soaped with me and he was so cute trying to do it so perfectly. He was a little nervous but I think he had fun.
|Fruit Loops Faux Funnel Pour... 1st try... WOW!|
So here is how it went.. I mixed up my soap batch and split it off into 4 equal parts. Oh, I have to add that I have been adding my FO to my oils before I add the lye solution and have found that it helps me gauge how the rest of the soaping experience is going to be like. I don't know if or how the FO is affected by adding it before or after but it's working for me right now so that's what I will continue to do until somebody tells me otherwise. So, back to the soap table. After I split everything into 4 parts, I colored each one with the mica colors we chose. I had heard that oxides may thicken the batter so I opted out on using them this time. took 2 colors and hubby took the other.
I think we got a little carried away and forgot what we were doing. We started to pour too high and after a few times we just kept going with it. We got some air bubbles in there even though I smacked the snot out of it repeatedly. Oh well. What can ya do? Sometimes it happens.
So here is our creation. When I was cutting it I was thinking how pretty it was. Then the last couple of cuts kind of freaked me out (in a good way). I took pictures and sent them to my husband at work. We had 2 faces in our soap!!
Check it out...
|Happy Birthday Soap - Kim's Gone Loopy|