How To Make Henna Designs Biography
Henna is basically a dye that gives a cooling effect when applied on the skin and gives red color to it. It is mostly used on hair as a natural dye but is commonly used to decorate hands.
When it dries completely, the skin or hair is washed with water to reveal the dyed color.
Asian brides are not complete until they have applied Henna on their hands and feet.
In this instructable, I will show you how to apply Henna on hands and make different designs with it.
What will you need:
Henna(mehndi) cone (pencil cone is better)
A printed copy of Henna design
A transparent Glass sheet (you may use clear plastic sheet instead)
Glitter cone (optional)
A4 sheet or plain piece of paper
Things to Remember
Nowadays the henna cone contains some chemicals, so if you are allergic or your skin is sensitive, then check a little amount of henna on your palm before making the whole design. If it gives you itcy or burning feeling, do not use it. Sometimes, it happens when the henna is expired so make sure to use the fresh one.
Also, if you have done waxing on an area where you are going to apply henna, do not do it just after waxing. Wait a day or two, as skin pores will be opened and henna contains some chemical. This situation may cause damage or irritation on your skin.
Henna gives different color on different skins. On palms, the color is darkest, near to black sometimes. On the other side of hand, the color is much lighter and then on arm it gets lighter. The color comes best after one or two days. You will notice the difference of the color everyday, first it goes darker, then after few days, it goes lighter and finally its gone!
Henna has been used to decorate the body for many centuries in the Middle East, Africa and India. The practice, called Mehndi, is used customarily to decorate the skin during special events, such as weddings, with the intent of bringing love and luck to the wearer. The practice has become popular in Western countries and is used for decoration for any occasion. You can paint a henna design on your body for a temporary tattoo that will last for up to three weeks.
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Things You'll Need
Tattoo transfer paper (or carbon paper)
Design on paper
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Place a piece of transfer paper, or pen and pencil carbon paper, on your working surface with the ink side facing upward. Draw the design or print it off the computer and cut around the design. Place the design onto the paper with the drawing side facing upward.
Trace over the design with a pen, pencil or other pointed tip. Press firmly to transfer the image onto the back of the design paper.
Pad printing accessories inks - pads - clichés
Spread a layer of glycerin-based deodorant over the top of the body part on which you'll place the henna design.
Place the transfer paper over top of the deodorant-covered area, with the ink side facing downward. Press gently to transfer the image onto the body, then remove the transfer paper.
Fill an applicator bottle with the henna and screw on a small applicator tip. Use a 0.5 mm applicator tip for a very fine henna design or up to a 0.9 mm applicator tip for a larger design.
Trace over the ink design with the henna.