'White henna' is not henna. 'White Henna is a technique similar
This 'white henna' work was created with Becoming Moonlight®
Gilding Paste, gilding powder, glitter and gems. Becoming
Moonlight® Gilding Paste is based on an FDA approved medical
adhesive specially adapted for use by henna artists.
It could also be created with a similar medical adhesive paste
such as Pros Aide Adhesive Cream.
Becoming Moonlight® 'white henna' gilding paste is waterproof,
safe for use on skin,and lasts from three to ten days depending
on care and location on skin, once it has been sealed with
gilding powder or glitter.
You can shower with Becoming Moonlight® patterns on your skin,
but don't scrub them, or vigorously rub them dry.
Becoming Moonlight® products are formulated
to extend the range of colors and applications
available to henna artists.
The materials include:
Apply Becoming Moonlight® 'white henna' gilding paste with a cone
as you would henna, but use much finer lines.
Cut the tip of a Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste cone. The
cone's hole should be much smaller than you would use for henna.
Test the cone to see if you can make a line the size of a cat’s
whisker. That is my favorite size of line to work with; this thin
line will dry in about 10 minutes. Thicker lines take
longer to dry.
Apply Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste on clean dry skin as you
would apply henna. Clean the skin before you begin. Remove oil,
perspiration, and lotion from the skin for best results. If you
apply 'white henna' gilding paste to skin that is hairy, the hairs
may get pulled out when the pattern is removed.
If the tip of your cone becomes sticky, clean it with isopropyl
When you finish drawing, let Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste
dry for about 10 minutes.
Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste will not become completely
transparent when it has dried; some will remain white. This
will help you keep track of your work.
Touch the 'white henna' gilding paste gently, to see if it has
become firm and less sticky.
When the paste is no longer wet and sticky, brush Becoming
Moonlight® gilding powder or glitter over the paste. If your
brush sticks to the paste lines, stop, and let the paste dry for
a few more minutes. If you get gilding paste stuck in your brush,
clean the brush with 91% isopropyl alcohol, and let the brush dry
before using it again.
Seal Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste with gilding powder or
glitter to keep it from collecting dust. Generously brush gilding
powder or glitter over all of the lines of gilding paste.
When you have applied Becoming Moonlight® gilding powder or
glitter to all of the gilding paste, brush way the excess with a
large, soft brush.
Powder and glitter may cling to skin that is oily, lotioned, or
damp with perspiration. If you cannot remove all of the powder
with the brush, you can rinse away the excess with water.
Apply Becoming Moonlight® gems (flatback rhinestones) with
Becoming Moonlight® gilding paste.
Start by putting a tiny spot of gilding paste on the skin. Pick
up a gem with a birthday candle by pressing the candle to the
domed side of the gem. Lift the gem into position and apply the
gem to the paste.
Apply some Becoming Moonlight® glitter for extra dazzle, and then
brush away the excess. When all of the 'white henna' gilding
paste is sealed with gilding powder and glitter, your 'white henna'