|After Henna Application||After Henna Removal|
|7 hours||28.5 hours|
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06/08, 5:30pm: began mixing paste with the approximate measures below:
06/08, 11:30pm: began application with a metal-tipped cone (.5mm). Despite paste being slightly too runny, I'm still getting clogs. Will have to try .7mm or .9mm tips. Also am anxious to see how a real Jaq bottle works; maybe the problem is the style of tip. Anyway, after the beginnings of frustration with the clogging issue, I switched to a regular plastic cone. At this point, smooth flow was more important than thin lines. Of course, switching at this point made the "runny-ness" of the paste problem worse as the thicker lines had a tendancy to spread. These technical problems are really beginning to get to me as they effectively prevent my being able to concentrate on the actual artwork...and that's what I need to be practicing instead of constantly arguing with my tools. sigh
Allowed design to dry at ambient room temperature (70-something), gently rolling lemonsugar over parts which were drying faster with a cotton swab. When all areas of design had lost their gloss, applied mist of lemonsugar with a spraybottle.
06/09, ~1:30am: Took the "applied" photo. Gave it a quick misting of lemonsugar and covered with unrolled cotton balls. Covered everything with a plastic glove.
06/09, noon-ish: wrapping & paste removed.
06/09, 07:00pm: took the " removed-1" photo.
06/10, 04:30pm: took the " removed-2" photo.