‘White Henna’ Lesson Two: how to apply Temptu Temporary Tattoo paint.

white henna design using Temptu temporary tattoo paint

‘White henna’ is not henna.
One method of creating ‘white henna’ uses Temptu temporary tattoo paint with Becoming Moonlight® materials and techniques.

Temptu is a resin-based body paint which becomes waterproof and durable when brushed with mica gilding powder or talcum powder.  For ‘white henna’ work, use a gilding powder made of mica, because the ‘white henna’ pastes will become gummy with talcum powder.

Temptu is FDA approved.

marerials needed to create white henna design

Temptu is resin-based waterproof body paint.  It is absolutely safe for use on skin, and lasts from three days to one week. Apply the temporary tattoo paint with a brush as you would apply body paint. 

This group of materials can be used to create ‘white henna’.  They are is  formulated to work together and extend the range of colors and applications available to henna artists.

image of temptu being shook vigoously

Shake the bottle of Temptu vigorously before using.

Temptu tends to separate, with the pigment settling at the bottom. Shake the bottle each time before you pour out a few drops.

prepping your paint

Put a few drops of Temptu temporary tattoo paint on a plate. Apply with a brush.

Allow the drops to dry for a moment, to make the paint thicker.

If your brush becomes sticky, clean it with isopropyl alcohol.

beginning to paint white henna design with temptu temporary tattoo paint

Apply Temptu on clean, dry skin with a brush.

Temtpu will last longer on areas of skin that are not oily, sweaty, or which bend (joints). The temporary tattoo paint will last longer where clothing and work does not rub it away.

adding details

Temptu temporary tattoo paint dries in a few minutes, but remains slightly sticky.

Clean your brushes with isopropyl alcohol.

brushing on Becoming Moonlight gilding powder to seal temptu design

When you have finished painting the Temptu on the skin, brush Becoming Moonlight® pearl gilding powder over the temporary tattoo paint.

continued application of gilding powder

Brush gilding powder over all of the painted design. This will seal the design and make it durable and waterproof.

brushing off excess gilding powder from temptu

When you have applied gilding powder to all of the Temptu painting, brush way the excess.

If the gilding powder clings to the skin and is difficult to brush away, you may rinse away the excess powder with water.

adding gems to temptu design

Would you like to put gems in your pattern? Flatback rhinestones can be applied to the surface of the skin with Pros-Aide or Becoming Moonlight® ‘white henna’ adhesive.

Apply dots of ‘white henna’ paste to the skin in the places where you would like to apply a gem.

continued gem application

Press a birthday candle onto the domed top of a rhinestone, then pick up the rhinestone with the candle.

Place the gem on the spot of ‘white henna’ gilding paste

finished white henna design using temptu temporary tattoo paint

You may swim or shower with Temptu on your skin. If skin becomes oily or sweaty, Temptu will come off the skin.

Do not lotion skin painted with temporary tattoo paint until you want to remove it.

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