sugar/rice paste for guilding

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sugar/rice paste for guilding

Catherine made a brief mention of using a sugar/rice paste for guilding, but in her instructions it only talks about using hair gel. Does anyone have a recipe for the sugar/rice paste? I need something natural that lasts longer than aloe gel.

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Re: sugar/rice paste for guilding
We have two products from Mehron at mehandi.com that do a great job ... Mehron Metallics and GlitterMark. The Metallics have pretty good longevity. Glittermark has volume that doesn't go flat. There's a hair gel at Sallys that's my favorite ever for making gilding paste: Hold It! Super Hold Gel. All those will all last longer than aloe gel. If you want really long lasting gilding, use body paints from Temptu (available at mehandi.com) . If you paint into your henna with Temptu (Scheherazade stuff) and spray it down with Curead liquid bandaid spray, the color will last as long as your henna.
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Re: sugar/rice paste for guilding

Thank you Catherine, I'm sure they are great, but I was looking for a natural paste. I was wondering if it would be something like adding sugar to Nori paste?

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Re: sugar/rice paste for guilding

Nori worked well for me, but it dries very slowly. Adding sugar would make it dry more slowly.

 

 

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Re: sugar/rice paste for guilding

Thank you Catherine. I guess I'll have to experiment. I do love experimenting! The other day I made a sealant out of my homemade rice paste and honey. I hennaed my eyebrows last night, brushed on my new sealant, slept with it on,.and awoke this morning without a crumb having detatched. I really love it. It's not at all waterproof of course, but it's flexible, and not tacky like lemon/sugar. The first time I tried it was on the top of my foot. I sealed it, and went around for hours not worrying about it at all. It's really a seal-it-and-forget-it kind of thing, and totally natural, which is important to me. I'm still working on the proportions, but, like I said, I love to experiement.

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Re: sugar/rice paste for guilding

try it with another sugar, like jaggery or unrefined cane sugar.  Honey has natural peroxide in it that can inhibit stain.

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Re: sugar/rice paste for guilding

I tried honey because it is a humectant, and the rice paste by itself contracts as it dries, thus pulling the skin uncomfortably, and cracking the henna. Do you think sugar would keep it moist enough? Funny that I knew about the peroxide, but didn't even think about how it might affect the stain. Actually when I tried it on my foot it did come out lighter, but I assumed my paste was weak from too many days in the fridge. Thanks for the reminder Ladytetsu :)

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