You can save money if you buy jars of
Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive or Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste and fill the cones
If you buy Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive or Becoming Moonlight® Gilding
Paste in a jar, putting it into a cone is the single most difficult
part of working with 'white henna'.
To fill your own cones from a small jar of Pros-Aide Cream
Adhesive, you will need:
- 91% isopropyl alcohol for general clean up
- three or four cones with tightly rolled tips
- a box with holes in it (an egg carton will do)
- Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive
- scotch tape
- paper towels or tissues for clean up
- a chopstick, Popsicle stick, a tongue depressor or small
- nail clippers or a razor blade
- and an undisturbed place to work that can be easily cleaned
Roll cones with very tight tips. The 'white henna' adhesive is
thinner than henna; if your holes aren't tight, the adhesive will
flow out of the cone and make a mess.
Tape the tips of your cones. The 'white henna' adhesive may
run out of your cone, even if you have rolled the tips very tight.
If you have one small jar of Pros-Aide Cream, prepare to fill three
Set cones into a box, and make sure they're not going to tip or
fall. Make sure that if they DO tip or fall, they're not
going to make a mess of anything that can't be thrown away.
Use a disposable bulb pipette to fill your
cones. Suck up some of the adhesive by squeezing the
bulb, then squeeze the bulb again to deposit the adhesive into
the cone. Get the adhesive down into the cone, not up a
side or near the top.
Divide one .5 oz jar of Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive into three
cones with a pipette or stick. Do not fill the cone up more
than half way.
An over-full cone is much more likely to ooze 'white henna'
Pros-Aide® Cream Adhesive or Becoming Moonlight® Gilding
Paste out of the top and to make a mess.
Use all of the jar of adhesive. If you only use part of
the jar, and screw the lid back down, the jar will glue itself
Wipe any paste from the open end of the cone.
Fold down the top and tape the cone securely. Make certain
that you have completely sealed the top of the cone so you won't
get a handfull of adhesive when you apply the 'white henna'.
This cone is probably much smaller than you usually use for
henna. Smaller cones are easier to work with for 'white henna'
work, smaller cones are less apt to leak, and you will need much
'white henna' than henna.
Use disposable tools for filling cones: the Pros-Aide® Cream
Adhesive and Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste are extremely
difficult to clean up. Wipe your hands clean with 91%
isopropyl alcohol: if you have these pastes on your fingers,
they'll stick to everything you touch.
Do you want to fill many cones from a 6 oz jar of Pros-Aide®
Cream or a 4 oz jar of Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste?
Roll two dozen cones, tight enough to be closed at the end. Roll
enough cones to completely empty the jar. Set the cones
into egg cartons so they'll stay upright as you fill them.
Stuff a carrot bag (a piping bag) into a water glass.
Scoop the 'white henna' adhesive from the jar into one or two
carrot bags that are stabilized in a water glass.
Do not fill the piping bag over halfway full.
(Use two carrot bags, one inside the other, just for extra
protection against a blowout.)
Fold down the carrot bag and carefully tape down the top of the
carrot bag so there are no leaks.
Clip a tiny bit of the tip off the carrot bag.
Cut the tip off the carrot bag, and squeeze the Pros-Aide Cream
Adhesive or Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste into the cones.
Don't fill the cones further than half-way full.
Fold down the tops and tape up the cones as previously directed.
Keep the tips of the cones taped untl you're ready to use them so
the adhesive right at the tip won't dry out.
Your 'white henna' will last about six months in a cone, and about
a year in an unopened jar.
Never freeze Pros-Aide Cream Adhesive or Becoming Moonlight®
You can buy Becoming Moonlight® Gilding Paste already in a
When you are ready to use your cone, clip a tiny amount from the
tip, just enough to squeeze out a line the size of a cat's
If you don't have sharp clippers, cut the tip with a single-edge
razor, against a hard surface.
Your 'white henna' lines should be about this size.
If your tip gets clogged with drying adhesive, or the line has
blobs clean the tip with a pad soaked in 91% isopropyl alcohol.