November Challenge Club is all about the shimmy! Or lack of it in fact.

When watching Tatiana do the tutorial I thought, “This looks easy enough” how wrong I was!

The challenge wasn’t hard just the keeping the batter really fluid was. I couldn’t forgo the stick blender either. I just had to blend slightly, I was too scared not to lol

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I used my wooden and silicone tall n skinny mould that ended up not being that tall and I tipped soap batter all over the place by trying to pour down the wall of it.

This was my first attempt

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This crumbled terribly but I think it just wasn’t emulsified enough, I do see a few shimmys though.

Now I have had a practise, I’m on a roll, I’ve got this! Haven’t I? A little bit more stick blending to light trace would be perfect, just enough so it didn’t crumble but not enough to make it thick.

So this is my second attempt

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Where is the shimmys????? Obviously too thick! So I went back to Tatianas tutorial of the pour and the mould making. If I was going to have another attempt it had to be in the right mould so I made the cute little one that was tall enough to pour down the side without it going everywhere.

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I picked my micas and mixed my colours, this time I would still stick blend but lightly, and if I had time I would leave it in the mould a bit longer to harden up.

I unmoulded this one after only 24 hours. The others where unmoulded after 2 days and one still crumbled.

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I actually see shimmys in this one or am I just seeing things? This challenge nearly evaded me! I found it more difficult than it looked and thought I wouldn’t have time to make my last one but I couldn’t let it beat me lol. Now I know the pour I will still try this again until I get better at the technique.

Once  again, Thanks Amy for bringing us new techniques and Thanks Tatiana for showing us this one.

Looking forward to the next one already.

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