Kimia is a rainbow (inline pic 28k)

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Posted by Paul Cerra on May 30, 2002 at 01:15:35:

In reply to: Interesting Kimia observations posted by Jeanie on May 29, 2002 at 23:13:40:

: Well, I finally got Kimia to come through for me. It's been an
: interesting journey, but my palm is a lovely deep black cherry.
Congrats on your success with Kimia, Jeanie! I have recently been
using Kimia myself and I've been getting *great* color from her...
but only when I didn't use a terp. I just put a design on my
girlfriend's foot using completely unterped Kimia, and the results
were excellent. Her toes started off a striking red color, and then
went to plum before settling at black cherry or even darker. The rest
of her foot got stuck in cinnamon for awhile, but now it's a sort of
earthy red, especially on the bolder lines. The pic I attached to
this message shows the stain a few hours after paste removal. I wish
I had a later pic, but this at least shows the start of the reds, and
more certainly followed.

I may have to try using just a tiny bit of tea tree oil to my next
batch. Maybe I can spike the reds a bit more without overshooting.
With terps, Kimia goes into this brick red/brownish color for me.
Interestingly, though, when the stain goes, it just pumpkin
phase. Not for me, anyway.

: The funny thing, though, was that I was playing around with it
: last night-- just 24 hrs after doing my palm-- and it's hardly
: stained at all. Interesting that there was such a quick demise in
: just one day!

I've got a design on my heel/ankle right now that was done with 5-day
old Kimia, again unterped. I'll have to see if I have the same
problems. But my apartment has been 85 degrees since I got home, so
it may not be a fair comparison.



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