If you're anything like me, you might tend to get a little bit antsy about waiting around for things to happen and forge on ahead a little bit too fast.
That's what I did when making my Star soap. Instructions say when layering soap to let the soap you're going to pour over the first layer to cool down to around 125 degrees. This will keep the first layer from melting. Well, I got impatient and poured at around 128 degrees and guess what? One of my star columns bled a little. I got lucky and it wasn't much, but it was enough to convince me not rush that 125 degree rule again!
I hope you haven't done this before, and by reading this you won't be tempted to push it. Happy soap making!