This is what inspired me:
I actually wanted to paint a soap to look just like this teacup, but the design is too small and inticate. Not that I didn't try. Here are all my attempts:
You can see the one that sort of looks like the teacup in the upper right corner. The second one was the one in the foreground and then the third was the one that looks like rainbows. Then I thought, "What am I? A third grader?" Not to insult any third graders that might be reading this but I am waaaaaaay past 8 years old. The soaps in the background are my first attempt at ombre. I won't even go into that....
And I do have to mention that with all these attempts my soap was aging by the day making it more difficult to get the piping soap to stick. The last two attempts I was planing each bar before I would pipe the soap and wiping them with rubbing alcohol. Here are the close ups:
I'm happy with these.
I have less than 3 hours to submit my entry....