I had fun with these! The first idea I had was to do a moon scape. I made my moon (loved how it came out). Then I wanted to use the gradient technique again. I used a blue/periwinkle and a gray. The gray overtook the blue (you can kind of see the gradient). If I do this again I’ll definitely cut down the gray and increase the periwinkle. I think it will make a pretty soap!
This was take two. I used a much lighter gray. I’m not sure what I think. Naturally I’m drawn toward the darker one, but I like this one too. It just has a completely different feel to it. More like dusk than deep night I guess.
Then I tried a sunset. For the ocean I made a swirl between two very similar blues. I like how it came out. Some subtle contrast and just makes the sea look more realistic to me. Then the sun sunk a little below the horizon line *sigh* I probably should have poured it in separate batches. I tried to wait for the soap to set up enough but the sun was just a little too heavy.
Next I tried to gradient from red to orange (or coral). It worked, but again it’s much more subtle. The orange overtook the red. Overall I still really like this soap!
And here’s take two. The soap (sunset part) got hard and didn’t cut as smoothly in the wire cutter (the blue and sun did fine) but the gradient I think worked a little better. It’s a little pale right now the orange but it’s been slowly getting darker.