Wednesday, February 17, 2010
ehndi designs are typically very
ehndi designs are typically very intricate and elaborate with the mehndi being applied out of a cone (similar to a cake decorating tube). You can follow a design from a template or, for an easier way, you can put a stencil over your hand and apply the mehndi over the stencil. To make the cones that are used in applying the mehndi, cut plastic freezer bags into 6” squares and then roll it into a cone, leaving a very small opening at the bottom for the mehndi to squeeze out of. Tape the cone into place, leaving no gaps for the mehndi to squirt out from. Fill the bag halfway with the mehndi and then twist the top to keep it in. You can also purchase mehndi cones from Middle-Eastern stores or online if you don't want to make your own. Mehndi designs are not just for Indian brides though, these designs have also been seen on celebrities such as Madonna and Demi Moore. Now that you know a little more about henna, you can try using it to decorate yourself, just as women in India have been doing for thousands of years.