|Winter Wonderland Dec 2011|
It's not that I've never done it before. I made a Winter Wonderland soap this past winter where I made snowmen embeds and then just went with it and ended up with a landscape that I loved. I lost the whispy sky swirl, but the stearic speckles gave it a charming snowy effect, lol. For this week's challenge I actually had to plan to create a landscape. Yikes!
Now I knew that I couldn't even come close to replicating this scene, but I gave it a shot.
|Land of the Setting Sun|
I chose to replace the road with rolling hills - that part isn't too bad. My sun sunk a little too low and I lost a lot of my colour. I poured directly over the sun yellow (oxide), then gold (mica), then tangerine (mica), then raspberry (mica). The first three colours looked very different from one another in their separete containters but were lost in the end. And the light clouds should have been a bit darker. Could have done without the bazillion air bubbles too.
I scented this with litsea cubeba, and for the first time ever, used tussah silk. Not stellar, I admit, but not a fail either. In fact, I kinda like it.
I'll keep looking skyward for those magnificently bright bursts of colour. And though I know I'll never re-create them in such brilliant spendor, I will keep trying in my soap!
Check out Amy's blog for some beautiful landscape soap creations.