|After Henna Application||After Henna Removal|
|1 day||6 days|
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Henna mixed (recipe #3) approx 24 hours before application (same batch as 01/30 Stephanie).
01/31/2001, 2ish am, began application with squeeze bottle. henna slightly too lumpy for good application; need to sift henna better. It was sifted through a fine tea strainer, but should sift through nylon (i.e. ladies' hosery). After completion, design was heated with a blow dryer, then lemon_juice/sugar solution applied. Heated again, and Liquid Skin® applied as a final sealant. Wrapped with surgical gauze and paper tape (worked *really* well) and covered with a plastic glove. first photo taken prior to wrapping.
01/31/2001, 4pm, henna removed. It was still tacky-wet from application, and a really rich dark stain was achieved.
02/01/2001, 10pm, "removed-1" photo taken, showing design after it had darkened.
02/06/2001, 08pm, "removed-2" photo taken.