Re: welcome Paul!

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Posted by Paul Cerra on May 13, 2002 at 16:55:52:

In reply to: Re: welcome Paul! posted by Maureen on May 12, 2002 at 22:53:25:

Hiya Maureen!

: I am beginning to think you have a thing for leaving paste on for
I know, it's becoming my signature, huh? :)

: Has your stain darkened over the last 24 hours for you? I am real
: interested in your comparison tests between the stains resulting
: paste left on overnight and the ones resulting from paste left on
: 90 minutes.

Yes, it has darkened significantly. In fact, I am hard pressed to see
much difference between the stain on my sole (<90 mins) and the stain
on top of my foot (overnight.) Both were done with terped malimba and
both are a sort of, uh... drat, here's where my limited colour
vocabulary hurts me... a sort of bittersweet chocolate brown. A
fairly dark brown. But this may not be a fair comparison, because
we're talking about two areas that take stain differently, right?

A better comparison might be the toes on my feet. Both sets of toes
currently have some broad bands on them... I was trying to see how
bold, thick lines would turn out. Both "designs" (they're just
bands/rings) used terped malimba paste, but one foot was wrapped and
left overnight. The other was not wrapped at all and the paste was on
for barely 60 minutes without any covering. Here you can see a
difference. The 60-minute toes (sounds like a television show all of
a sudden) are a sort of deep milk chocolate brown. The overnight toes
are that dark brown bittersweet chocolate color I referred to above.
But honestly, if you look really quickly or from a distance, it's
hard to see much difference. I'd say that 90% of the colour was
delivered in the first 60 minutes.



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