More Kimia observations

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Posted by Paul Cerra on May 30, 2002 at 22:28:50:

In reply to: Re: Interesting Kimia observations posted by Maureen on May 30, 2002 at 01:09:10:

Hi all,

Last night I did a quick design on one side of my heel. My goal was
to test two things:

1) would my five-day old paste give a good stain?
2) what sort of colors would I get?

As mentioned, this was five-day-old Kimia, unterped. It was kept in a
cone in the fridge between uses. Last night, it was between 81-85
degrees in my apartment during the five hours I kept the paste on. It
was too warm to wrap it up, so I removed the paste right before I
went to bed. The photo was taken this morning, about 10+ hours after
paste removal. I had to take it myself since my girlfriend wasn't
around, so the design looks a bit weird as I tried to contort my heel
so that I could take the photo... ;)

I'm not sure if it shows up perfectly in the pic, but in person, you
could see at least three different colors. Near my heel was a
wonderful red. Above that was a cinnamon color. Once you get up to
the ankle, it's a tan color.

Now it's about 8 hours after I took that pic. The lowest part has
turned into a brick-red color. The top part is still tan, but it's a
darker tan, or a putty color. The middle part seems to be blending
into the top and bottom colors, but it is definitely still a
different shade... maybe you could call it a terracotta color.

Anyway, I got quite a rainbow from Kimia thanks to the location I
chose for this stain. This has been a fun henna powder to work with.

Oh, I also wanted to mention: I had a Kimia stain (although this was
done with terped Kimia) on my other ankle until this morning. It was
admittedly on its way out, but when I scrubbed it in the shower this
morning, it just came off before my eyes. No pumpkin phase, just
gone. I wonder if the unterped Kimia will do the same thing.



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