Re: So many possible factors

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Posted by Maureen on September 2, 2002 at 19:26:54:

In reply to: Re: So many possible factors posted by Jamie on September 2, 2002 at 18:59:59:

Hi Jamie,

I would try the paste...test dot on finger...again today and for the
next few days to determine when the paste is a peak. Sometimes some
powders are ready after 24 hours sitting and some are not. You have
to test within your environment to see. 70 degrees here would be a
bit cool. I like temps in at least the 80s for shorter sitting
times. Also try sealing and wrapping to see if that makes a
difference. When I am testing and trying to find out about a henna
powder new to me, I always test both with and without a terp so I can
see the both the terped and unterped stain.

So some of the things you might try: Increase the temperature in the
environment of your sitting paste...sitting it on something like the
tv can do this; Increase the sitting time to find out what is
necessary for your henna powder. Know that there is a relationship
between sitting time and temperature in the environment; Sealants
and wrapping versus not sealing and wrapping makes a difference and
so try both; add a terp to a batch and see if there is a difference
in the terped and unterped paste...test this on different body parts.

Hope this helps. And if you have been stressed, then know that it
will impact the outcome of your stain. But there are other things you
can look to first.



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