'White henna' with Glitter: Waterproof , Durable, and Dazzling!

I mention products by name when I have personally found them to be safe and effective.


Olena's white henna
Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive are safe, reliable 'white henna' skin adhesives. Becoming Moonlight® is a latex-free medical adhesive that has been adapted specifically for henna artists.  You can do similar work with Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive, but that is more difficult to work with, because it becomes transparent when it dries. It is adapted for medical prosthetics, not for body art.

Sprinkle cosmetic quality polyester glitter over the 'white henna' paste. This is dazzling waterproof body art that lasts about five to ten days depending on care.



How do you create this beautiful, waterproof, durable body art?

clip the tip of 'white henna' Get a cone of a latex-free medical adhesive gilding paste (also known as "white henna"). Clip a tiny bit from the tip, the smallest bit off the tip that will squeeze out a tiny line of paste.

If you clip too much, you'll waste your cone.

make fine lines with 'white henna'
Test your line. Use a smaller line of gilding paste than you would henna paste. 

Thin lines dry quickly.  

Heavier lines dry more slowly.  

Glitter and other powders will fatten up your lines, so start thin. 

Begin to draw with 'white henna'
Apply gilding paste to the skin, just as you would apply henna. If your lines are thin, the glue will be dry enough to apply glitter in a few minutes.

Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste paste will not become transparent as it dries.  It will stay white.  Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive will become transparent, so is more difficult to use in larger projects.
Put some glitter on the 'white henna'
Brush cosmetic body glitter  over the pattern, Brush very lightly to spread the glitter exactly where you want it to go. Brush away the excess.


apply more 'white henna' Do you want to add another, clearly separate color?  Apply more gilding paste, and apply the next color of glitter. 
Apply more glitter to 'white henna'
Brush away the excess with a soft brush.  Be careful to not touch the brush to the sticky paste.  


apply more 'white henna' Do you want a design with many colors? You can continue applying as as much complexity as you wish.   
many colors blending over 'white henna'
You can sprinkle in more colors; the colors will blend together. Brush away the excess with a soft brush.
add yet more 'white henna' You can add gilding powder, Mehron Metallic powders, and gems to Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste.
Add gilding powder to 'white henna'
Sprinkle on gilding powder and brush or blow away the excess. If the weather is very humid, or if you are perspiring, you may need to rinse off excess glitter.  Wait twenty minutes for the paste to dry before washing. You can wash away the excess glitter, gilding powder, or metallic powder with soap and water,  washing will not disturb the pattern! 

'white henna' all done No more worries about aftercare!    A person can put loose clothing on over this body art.  A person can shower, and the art will not come off!  

This body art will last between three and ten days, depending on how the person takes care of their art.

You can remove a pattern quickly by rubbing it with the sticky side of scotch tape!
clean up the cone of 'white henna'
If you get a sticky blob on the tip of your cone while you work, clean the tip with an alcohol prep pad. 

When you're done, clean the tip and put a tab of tape back on the tip.  Your paste will last for about six months at room temperature.  

Do not refrigerate Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste or Pros-Aide adhesives and NEVER freeze them.

Glitter colors over 'white henna' Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste


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