Re: How does this deodorant/ transfer paper thing work?

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Posted by Angi on July 13, 2002 at 04:03:15:

In reply to: How does this deodorant/ transfer paper thing work? posted by Erika on July 13, 2002 at 01:54:26:

: I had someone ask me to do logos. Definitely not my thing, but
: are friends so I thought I'd give it a try. I went to check out my
: competition (the only other lady in my area selling mehndi.) She's
: using black henna, but is telling people that it's not too black,
: it's actually between red and black henna. What the fuck?!!!
: Anyways, some people were telling me about all these flash designs
: that she can do, and I was feeling intimidated like she must be a
: really great artist or something. But she does the transfer paper/
: deodorant trick. I was thinking of doing that for these crappy
: logos that I have to do. The thing is, she is using black henna,
: the stain covers the ball-point pen marks. How is that going to
: look under natural henna? Would a hectograph pencil be the thing
: for me to use, and where do I get one? Is there a certain type of
: deodorant that is better to use? Is the deodorant going to prevent
: the henna from penetrating the skin? Can I print out logos from
: computer onto transfer paper and use those? If I did the designs
: well ahead of time, do they still work, or does the ink need to be
: fresh on the paper?
: Thanks for any tips.
: Erika

Hi Erika!
You can get thermographic transfer paper for stencils at the office
supply, or if you're friendly with a local tatoo parlor ask them for
a sheet. Trace out a logo, use the speed stick,press on and peel off
the stencil, and follow a light purple line. These lines last awhile
but can be removed with rubbing alcohol after the henna is off. I so
far haven't had any problems with the henna penetrating the layer of
deodorant. (learned this after the Red Wings won the Stanley Cup and
I had about 100 requests for the team logo!) They do tend to make me
feel like I'm "cheating"...but I'm just not skilled enough yet for
some a flying hockey puck with wings!LOL!
Hope this helps,


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