~24hrs after henna removal
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Henna mixed (recipe #2) approx 48-60 hours before application.
01/07/2001, 9ish pm, began application with cone made from plastic freezer bag. henna slightly too thick for good application with cone (approx .5mm opening), so switched to a cone with about 1.2mm opening. Design started with four-petal flower centered on shoulder. Cone started wearing out and giving problems when design on upper chest was in progress, made worse by subject accidentally smearing design with one of those subconsious "there's something on my skin, wipe it off" moves. As it was also getting late, further work on it was stopped so we could begin wrapping things up. Slight touchup work was done. Design was painted with lemon juice and sugar mixture when dry. When that was dry, painted the design with Liquid Skin®. The "applied" photos were taken and, when the Liquid Skin® was dry, the design area was covered with toilet paper and everything covered with plastic kitchen wrap. Was finished around midnight.
Stephanie reported kitchen wrap and toilet paper had mostly fallen off. [note: it was taped with "scotch" tape, and due to both location of design and inexperience with wrapping this particular area, that was probably my fault]. Gonna use first aid gauze and paper tape next time.
The henna was removed sometime the next day (8th), and Stephanie reported that she seemed to have gotten a good stain.
01/09/2001, 11pm-ish, the "removed" photos were taken, showing better than expected staining given the area of application.