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« on: April 08, 2011 11:56:39 AM »

Okay.  Most of the reason why I split these two posts is because, first of all, there was a long time period between doing both batches of henna.  The first post was hennas from at least 4 months ago.  These ones are more recent.



First up is one done on my calf, and it was actually inspired by designs on the wallpaper (the vine part) and on pillow fabric (the flower) I've seen at the furniture store I work at, lol




Second is henna that I did on my cousin Stephanie.  The mandala in the middle is copied straight from a henna book I have, but everything else is original:




And lastly, a peacock feather I did on my foot.  Wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, but I'm very pleased with the result.  Smiley





That's it for now--I'll upload more whenever I do them!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011 12:01:39 PM »

I love how you were inspired by wallpaper.  They all look great.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011 12:08:34 PM »

I love how you were inspired by wallpaper.  They all look great.

Well, it's really pretty wallpaper. XDD
Thank you! <3
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011 02:10:53 PM »

I LOVE the peacock feather one, its gorgeous. Very delicate, fantastic job!
Do you make the henna stuff yourself or did you buy it in one of those kits? I've had it done several times and did it a few times myself (with a kit) but it would be cool to be able to make it myself. Hennas are so cool in the summer.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011 11:41:37 AM »

I LOVE the peacock feather one, its gorgeous. Very delicate, fantastic job!
Do you make the henna stuff yourself or did you buy it in one of those kits? I've had it done several times and did it a few times myself (with a kit) but it would be cool to be able to make it myself. Hennas are so cool in the summer.

Thank you!  ^___^
I buy my henna pre-made, but I don't buy it in a kit.  Word of advice, NEVER buy your henna in a kit.  The henna in them is usually really old and not potent at all, so it won't stain well.  I buy pre-made henna cones (basically just henna paste inside a plastic cone--the cone is similar to plastic baggie material) from a local Indian market.  If you can find an Indian market near you, you should see if they sell henna (they usually do).  One cone (the size I buy, at least) is usually around $1-3, and it can do a TON of henna tattoos (probably two FULL back pieces' worth, or around 10 hands or so). Just make sure it's the kind for skin and not for hair, and that it's not gel--it has to be paste (almost the consistency of toothpaste).  I bought one that was similar to a gel one time, and it made my skin peel (apparently it had dye in it instead of henna paste, even though it said it was the kind for skin).

I know how to make my own henna, but I'm just lazy, lol.
To make your own good quality henna (they sell the powder in the Indian markets too Wink), you need to sift the powder first (because there are usually pieces of stems of the plant in there--not very big pieces, but big enough to clog the tip of a henna cone), then mix it with lemon juice and (optionally) something like eucalyptus oil, then let it sit for a few hours, then make your own cone to fill it into.  I'm also not that great at making cones, so I just buy the pre-made ones. lol




Sorry if that was a whole lot of information....I like to explain this kind of stuff to people.  c( :
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011 12:26:42 AM »

I love the leg one!
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011 12:29:18 PM »

I love the leg one!


Thaaaank you!!  Cheesy
I think it's still one of my favorites that I've done, especially on my calf.  I don't normally like calf henna because it's such an awkward place for a design....always seems kind of slapped on to me (as opposed to hand/foot henna, which can go with the curvature of the fingers/toes and kind of accent the hand or foot).  /shrug
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011 07:53:51 AM »

Nice job!  You did great! 

Ahh Henna.  Its been so long since I've done it.  I think this summer I am going to have to start it up again.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011 11:33:55 AM »

Nice job!  You did great! 

Ahh Henna.  Its been so long since I've done it.  I think this summer I am going to have to start it up again.  Thanks for sharing!

Thank you so much!  ^____^
And hey...if you do some henna, you should totally post it here so we can see.  Cheesy  hehe
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