Re: Questions...I'm mixing paste today for the first time!!

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Posted by Nick on August 30, 2002 at 14:51:12:

In reply to: Re: Questions...I'm mixing paste today for the first time!! posted by Nadia on August 30, 2002 at 01:45:59:

I did that too when i was a newbie!
I'd wake up in the middle of the night fresh out of a henna dream,
and have to make sure i drew the whole pattern so i could remember
it. it still happens every so often... Actually though, some of the
pretiest and most inspired designs i've drawn were from dreams.

: Thanks a lot! I'm so excited I can hardly wait to use this stuff,
: I've been dreaming about henna patterns. Is that a good sign or a
: bad one?
: Thanks,
: Nadia
: : You sound like you are on the right path, with just a few
: If
: : you have until Saturday evening, I would suggest you leave your
: paste
: : out at room temperature. You do this to allow the dye to release
: (in
: : the first round) and then you do it again after adding your terps
: as
: : it needs to release more and oxidize (or whatever the correct
: : is!). If you are going to put sugar in your paste it's best to
: it
: : in the initial mixing. Fix the consistency of the paste right
: before
: : you put it into your bottle/cone/tube/bag.
: :
: : As for getting rid of lumps, I have found the best way to do this
: is
: : to strain the paste through a stocking before putting it into
: : bottle/cone/tube/bag. This is quite easy to do and only takes
: about
: : 20-30 seconds from start to finish. Instructions are at the link
: : below along with photos showing how it's done. Feel free to
: me
: : if you have any questions.


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