Re: my 2 cents...me too


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Posted by Angie on September 5, 2002 at 13:16:04:

In reply to: Re: my 2 cents...me too posted by Maureen on September 4, 2002 at 16:02:20:

: Hi Angie,
:
: It took me a while to stop "flattening out" my applied paste
during
: the process of applying the lemon and sugar sealant. I use a q-
tip
: and had to start allowing the cotton on the q-tip to unravel a bit
: and then use the straggly end as a brush to apply the sealant.

Good idea!!! Thanks!!! I'm practicing some more today, so I'll try
it. I was wondering about a better way to apply it, because I've
been dipping the corner of a tissue into the lemon sugar, and it
goes on *way* too heavy.

: If not, I tended to flatten out the paste and therefore thicken
the
: lines. The biggest culprit I found, though, was the wrapping at
: night. During sleep I would rest my hand on something and because
of
: the environment the paste was in that kept it soft and moist, this
: would guarantee flattening out and fattening up those lines.
Also,
: just the warm and cozy environment of sealing and wrapping can
cause
: the paste to soften and spread.

That's another thing that happened...how DO you wrap it so it
doesn't smear and spread? Is there a trick? I feel like I want to
get a sling to hang fom the ceiling over the bed to rest my hands
and feet in while I'm sleeping:)
:
: I also found a difference between the fineness of the lines when I
: pulled rather than drew the lines using an applicator bottle. The
: lines pulled, layed on the skin at a very narrow point. The lines
: drawn...with the tip sometimes touching the skin...layed on the
skin in a more flat way. Hope that makes sense. Sometimes the
pulled
: line does not even seem to be touching the skin sufficiently, but
it is.
:
: If you are pulling a thin line and it still seems to spread out,
you
: might want to use less oil or thicken the paste just a bit to
prevent
: spreading. Especially if it is spreading without being wrapped or
: sealed.
:
: Hope some of this is helpful.

:Maureen

I can't thank you enough...extremely helpful!!!! I *have* been
drawing on the lines instead of pulling for that exact reason...the
pulled lines didn't appear to lay on the skin enough, they felt
flimsy, and I didn't think the finished result would dye visibly. I
feel silly now, because everywhere I look they stress the pulling
instead of drawing, but it didn't seem to "settle" on the skin
enough for me...and now I have the smeary results of that logic!
Thanks so much, Maureen...this is so nice because I want to do a
bunch of henna on muself today for practice.

Angie

 


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