Mica Swirl was this week's challenge from Amy Warden of Great Cakes Soapworks and I was surprised at just how much trouble I had with this one! I thought "Snap! How hard can this be?"
Have I ever told you what happens when I say that? Well Murphy joined this party and it took 3 tries before I got this one done for heaven's sake and I'm not all that happy with this one even.
So let's start at the very beginning shall we? On the right you can see my first attempt. This one is Black Raspberry Vanilla which usually plays nice. But by the time I was doing the mica swirl it was getting thick. How annoying! Then I put too much swirl on so the drama doesn't exist except in my annoyance.
The second one, well you don't get to see a picture of it because nothing went right on that one. Total fail! I haven't had one of those in donkey's years (they live longer than horses, dogs, or cats), Did I mention that Murphy had come calling? Ah well that was when I soldiered on to make the one you see about. It's scent is Green Irish Tweed, once of my personal favourites and it also is know for playing nice. Well not when Murphy comes to play.... In all fairness the swirl worked out just perfect but again, it started getting thick when it came time to do my top swirl. I even had the mica swirl sitting there ready to go, but I thick where I messed up was being too fussy about getting all of the batter used.
So lesson learned. The mica swirl is going to take me a bit longer to perfect. Here are the cut pictures for your enjoyment.
Black Raspberry Vanilla
Green Irish Tweed Type
Amy thank you for hosting these challenges - you are helping me grow in my design area and I am grateful for that.
If you would like to see more pictures of other results take a look here.
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We will be taking a break and it will be two weeks before the next, and final challenge. Until next time enjoy your days.