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Posted by Angie on August 30, 2002 at 17:25:30:

Hi all-
Well, I made up another batch of the Mumtaz Al-Aroosa...I didn't
count on having any stain, but I was eager to practice with some
designs before my good henna arrives. Anyway, I tried Faery Ring's
tip ( I feel weird calling you that! ) with the tissue under the bag
to check for dye release ( inside an airtight container of
course )...WHAT a difference! I just mixed up three tbsps. of Al
with a bit of lemon juice ( no special stuff this time ), and it
released about eight hours after the intial sugar / lemon. I added
some tea tree at that point ( and this is where I may be mistaken?? )
and let it sit for about four more hours to release some more.
So...when do you add the terps? Before it releases or after? I
hadn't thought I would see any release at all after the last results
I got with Al ( at least not for hours and hours and hours ), so I
didn't have a plan in mind. Is it better to add the terps before the
release or after? Does it matter? I had planned on adding them
after twelve hours or so, even if they didn't release.
My results aren't bad! Stained up petty well! I copied a design
onto my wrist from my own Indian pendant, and on the top of the
wrist it stained a nice hazelnut brown, and the design I did on my
palm and underwrist started out flaming orange and darkened over
twelve hours to a raw sienna / burnt umber color. Pretty! The
bottoms of my feet had the same stain...the tops are the same medium
hazelnut color ( yes, I hennaed every part of myself I could fiancee too. Practice, practice! ). Happy happy joy
joy!! Now, if only the designs were sharper...happy henna to all,
thank you for ALL the wonderful tips, and to all a good stain!


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