Soap Dough Tomatoes
I thought soap dough tomatoes would be a good first try at soap dough and a way to put a touch of detail into my design. Thanks to Sorcery Soap for the free recipe! I placed them on top to stick with the beginner requirements.
My soap this month is inspired by Tomato Leaf FO from the Flaming Candle and this view of my massive cherry tomato plants. I did brown ombre layers to represent the dirt with two colors of green in the drop swirls for the leaves and green tomatoes. I did just a couple drops of red throughout the drop swirls for the red tomatoes peeking through.
My first attempt went ok. I used Tomato Leaf FO from the Flaming Candle. For this attempt, I divided my oils and lye into two parts for the layers and drop swirl. I mixed to trace between layers. This ended up not being the way to go as my layers were too hard to drop into and I had lots of tiny bubbles. Even with all the mixing, my white mica didn't mix in all the way! I also overdid the mica and the colors are very bright.
Attempt 2 Entry Photo
For attempt 2 I tried to add an accelerating fragrance to the first 3 layers instead of separating. This worked much better even with an FO that barely accelerated (Fig Tree from Flaming Candle). The drops still have the Tomato Leaf FO in them. I love how this attempt turned out. The colors are more realistic. The top of the layers was a bit crunchy and I have some bubbles in the drop swirls but I'm still happy with it. I have learned to pour more next time if I want some larger drops.