The challenge this month from Amy Warden and Great Cakes Soap Works was using Impression Mats with our soap. We could either buy a mat or make our own, and the coupon from this month’s sponsor really helped so thanks to Bramble Berry too, for being the sponsor for this challenge.
I decided I needed to buy my mats and hit the internet for anything interesting. Several of the mats and items I bought will not arrive until after Christmas, but that’s ok, I thoroughly enjoyed working with the mats in this challenge and will again add this technique to my growing skills. I subscribe to Antie Clara’s blog and love reading about her techniques. Her blog on impression mats was very informative and can be found here.
found some as it was very similar to painting in my opinion.
I scented my soap with a custom blend of essential oils that has a light “Lavender and Fresh Air” fragrance. Slightly citrus, floral, and refreshing. I don’t use micas in my soaps and the swirl in the main portion wasn’t enough color and I lost the color in the first batch but this second bach is great!
This was a really fun challenge, I can’t wait for next month. Thanks Amy!