New idea? Did anyone ever...

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Posted by BarefootSophie on July 20, 2001 at 18:21:22:

...make those dye-resist colored eggs? It's where you take a white
crayon and draw on it, then dip the egg in dye, and everything stains
except where you drew.

I'm wondering, is there a substance you could put on your skin to do
the same thing with henna? I've seen some tape-resist designs, which I
imagine would work if you're looking for straight lines. But if I was
doing a design with curves, that's a lot of time custom-cutting little
bits of tape.

Has anyone tried anything like this? I was thinking, maybe
something sturdy like that industrial-strength liquid latex you guys
keep talking about would work, but I didn't know how well it would
hold shape if I needed it to. One of my design methods is called
"watercoloring," where you dilute your henna and drip it inside a few
enclosed parts of your pattern to "shade" the design. I just thought a
photo-negative design in the midst of that (with no hard drawn-line
edges)would make for an interesting effect.

I appreciate any help you can offer!


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