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I made another batch of Peaks Blackberry Tea and this scent has really grown on me, it smells so clean. I used my log mold and I have no idea what I was trying to do here with the color but it's weird. I tried what MaryAnne suggested with using a skewer to give the top texture and it does have cool texture. Thanks MaryAnn. :highfive:

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I vote pretty - I especially like them when sliced. But what are you lining your mold with to leave all those creases? Do you trim the sides or leave it like that?

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But what are you lining your mold with to leave all those creases? Do you trim the sides or leave it like that?

Oh, I'm paper challanged so I don't make liners. :o I don't normally use this log mold, I use my 9bar Kelsei but I needed more for this swap so I used my Target mold. I'm putting a larger mold on my b-day list so hopefully I can get a new one.

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BEAUTIFUL (LUV the coloring and the texture) !!!!!! :drool: This scent sounds yummy!!!

LOL I have the same problem sometimes when I line the same mold- but boy does that mold make the PERFECT size bar. You just need to sit down one night when you have nothing to do (haha) and make the "perfect" liner for that mold, then duplicate that key/sample about 30x.... I did that the other night for 2 differ molds and its so nice not having to cut a liner everytime. What do you use on the ends- contact paper??

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I forgot to say that I use a bag for my liner. I just lay it in and try to make it as smooth as I can but that is impossible. If I were to sell soap I would not do it this way but for quick test batches I don't care.

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I know people use bags but I've never tried them (its gotta be hard not to have those wrinkles). I assumed you used the same thing I do - freezer paper :embarasse.

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They look beautiful! DD was standing next to me when I opened it and she said "look at that pretty soap...it looks like the ocean". I like the texture on top.

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Ahhh, makes sense not to drive yourself crazy on test batches! I myself am far too anal.

What did you use to get that lovely shade of blue?

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Looks pretty!

NOthing wrong with a bag. Just trim the sides, right ;) Great for sniffie samples then perhaps.

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Very pretty. It reminds me of the water in the Keys!

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What did you use to get that lovely shade of blue?

I used Peaks Ultramarine Blue pigment.

Ya, it does sorta look like the ocean, it's always amazing what happens with soap when you least expect it.

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Looks pretty!

NOthing wrong with a bag. Just trim the sides, right ;) Great for sniffie samples then perhaps.

I agree completely.. I use a bag still for all of my log molds, and you only have to trim a teeny bit.. it's no more clean up that one would normally have to do on a bar, and it's cheap and very easy to just pull the log right out of the mold.

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I'm as lazy as they come, so if the trimming is minimal perhaps I'll give it a try!

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There is only the two ends to trim and potentially a few of the sides of the bars but really there is not much to trim at all. I try to smooth it out as much as possible but the corners and short ends are the hardest to keep creases out.

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