Haste makes Paste

How to strain your paste in a hurry! 

You may notice that some artists always have a silky looking henna paste that seems to come out of the cone effortlessly, never a clog in site and flawless long lines. Even the most finely sifted henna powder can still have little lumps or dry spots if you don't mix it thoroughly enough, and the occasional larger particles of henna or sediment do tend to show up from time to time.  Sifting your own powder is a time-consuming process and you can lose a lot of powder along the way. In my opinion, straining your paste produces the least amount of waste, and you will love the smoothness of your henna.   Plus, it just takes a couple of minutes!

Stretch an old stocking over an empty container. I used an old yogurt container.

Stretch an old stocking over an empty container. I used an old yogurt container.

Spoon your henna paste into the stocking.

Spoon your henna paste into the stocking.

Marvel in how disgusting but cool this looks.

Marvel in how disgusting but cool this looks.

Put the stocking full of henna in your cake/carrot bag, grip tightly, and pull the stocking out.  Squiiiiiish.

Put the stocking full of henna in your cake/carrot bag, grip tightly, and pull the stocking out.  Squiiiiiish.

Voila! Fill up your cones.

Voila! Fill up your cones.

That's all folks! 

Darcy Vasudev