Nice work- cones vs. j-bottles: thoughts?

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Posted by Nick on June 6, 2002 at 00:34:43:

In reply to: My first cone work with Erfan's design, and a pic posted by Alissa on June 5, 2002 at 13:22:22:

I've been meaning to post some pictures at some point.
I'm having no trouble getting superfine lines with a j-bottle. Maybe
some others can talk about this.
I find that with a bottle, you have to treat it with much finesse.
Treating it like a marker and not regulating the size of the line can
be a problem. By working slowly with a very light touch, i am able to
pull lines as thin as a cone. I'll post an example, when i get up the
energy to actually photograph something.
Any thoughts?

: That's my first real cone design!!! YEAHHHH!!! I'm so happy with
: myself this morning I could just roll over and giggle.
: Yesterday I finally bit the bullet and made myself expand my
: applicator "repertoire" by using cones. (And every epiphany
: can be followed by a resounding "...We Know" by you regular cone
: users).
: Carrot bags were the first type of cone I tried. I sucked ass with
: them, and I did again at SSW, so it's a discouragement that I let
: talk me out of trying rolled cones as well.
: *Finally* I decided on giving it a shot, especially after my 1st
: attempt at an Erfan (with a jac bottle) was an abysmal, blobby-
: failure. The cone was a simple clear mylar rolled one (not rolled
: me, that will be next once I get out and get some holographic
: wrapping paper).
: YES the lines are wayyy easier to get eensy teeny tiny. This photo
: was taken this morning after wrapping and wearing the paste all
: while sleeping. You can see how it's flaked away in parts, and the
: photo isn't as clearly focussed as I'd like, but at least you can
: an idea of how the design came out. It is a (modified!) man's design
: for Rammadan. I left off the arabic (b/c I was tired, and ran out
: room anyhow). As it was, this took 45 minutes -- much longer than
: accustomed to spending but WORTH it for the discovery factor alone.
: Hopefully as I get more agile with cones, speed comes naturally
: with familiarity.
: Anyhow I was so incredibly jazzed I couldn't wait for it to turn
: colors, and had to share right away with my Forum henna buddies.


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