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Instructional mehndi tutorial, like, whatever.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

In the name of God, Compassionate, Merciful بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمِ | Peace be with you السلام عليكم


In the name of God, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ | Peace be with you السلام عليكم

Step-by-step of a mehndi design I was emailed; I adapted it for my man-hand. Woo.

Beginning with a squiggled circle...

Adding another circle around it (say it in an Iranian accent - SIRCAL) and add small curved petals.




























Adding large petals around the 'sircal' with double lines to fill in...














The gap's filled in - onto add large leaf shapes around, two at each side.

Fill these leaves with a centre crease and veins (lines).

Go on to fill in spaces with swirls, small leaves and hearts or anything stupidly girly. (Below)


I added three swirls and dots on each fingertip and continued the swirls up one the index finger only.



































The mehndi (henna) was left on for 5-6hrs (overnight) and washed away to leave a really dark orange colour. The henna I use darkens over time too, well pleased.


I'm chuffed with it, hamdulillah.