Applying Becoming Moonlight Gilding Paste to Create "White Henna"

White Henna

'White henna' is not henna. 'White Henna is a technique similar to henna.

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.

White Henna

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.

materials to create white henna

Becoming Moonlight® products are formulated to extend the range of colors and applications available to henna artists.
The materials include:

prepare a white henna cone

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 white henna cone

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 white henna

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.

clean the white henna cone

If the tip of your cone becomes sticky, clean it with isopropyl alcohol

apply white henna

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.

check to see if the white henna is to powder

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.

powder the white henna

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.

brush away excess powder

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 a gem to white henna

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.

White henna

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' is complete..