Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Night Mehndi With Maggs

 When the girls were little, we did mehndi or henna tattoos in the spring. I haven't been able to find a good supplier lately so we haven't done it in ages. We picked Maggs up a gorgeous kit online and were going to give it to her on her birthday but I couldn't wait.

Here's what she did to her left hand. She's fabulous! I started her off by making the flower in the center for her but she built off of that and did the rest.

It really looks like a piece of beautiful lace draped across her hand. 

Here she is working on some curly cues and dots to fill the design in. You can faintly see an old design under the new black henna. We're relearning. It's like icing a cake. Loads of fun!

This is what I made on the inside of my wrist. I think it looks like a fish flower. These designs will darken up over the next few days and we'll add some progress shots to you can see what happens. Henna is pretty cool. 
Have you played with Henna?


Here are a couple shots of the second day. You can see how much darker the henna on my inner wrist got in one night.

Here is Maggie's arm. I really like how hers turned out. We'll Have to experiment more this summer. I'm working out a design in my head that involves an octopus.

I got this very cool Mehndi kit from an ETSY seller. Redwood Henna. Their instructions were very easy to follow and the scent they have mixed up for their kits is gorgeous.


Vegas Henna said...

What beautiful henna! You guys did such a great job. I love it!

Anonymous said...

I have always wanted to do this...and I even own two kits but have not ever gotten around to doing it. Does it take a long time to dry?? I love both of your designs!

Kellie Mowat said...

I think the hardest part for us was waiting the 24 hours for the henna preparation to set up before we could use it. It was worth the wait..... It's like icing a cake and once you get the knack of it it's loads of fun! We should have practiced with some thick paint on paper for a while first though. I think our next designs will be more personalized. After we piped the design on we let it set up and fall off naturally. It took a couple of hours for that to happen. You should do it!!!!

Kellie Mowat said...

Oh.... and Thank you Vegas Henna! The kit was FABULOUS!!!! We'll be ordering more for sure!