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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
How to Mica Paint on Cold Process Soap
I have used Mica powders to color my soap, but I never heard of it to use as a paint on a cold process soap recipe. Are you wondering what this technique is? According to the Soap Queen, Mica Painting is a fun technique that allows mica to be incorporated into cold process soap projects. It even works with micas that normally morph in cold process soap. Mica painting refers to adding a mixture of oil and mica to the top of wet cold process soap. The mixture is them swirled into various patterns. As the soap hardens, the oil is absorbed into the soap and a beautiful swirls of mica is left behind. It usually takes a full day for the oil of the mica to sink back into the soap. The painting will wash off once it is introduced to water.It is really cool technique that I would like to try. If you want to see what it is all about then check out the post titled How to Mica Paint on Cold Process Soap..
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.