The art of mehendi appeared a very long time ago and today it has not lost its importance or popularity. Such a love for the drawings has existed since ancient times. Then people tried to put on the body various preserving symbols or totems, which had different sacred and symbolic meanings.
Today, drawings from henna are a kind of safe tattoos, which, for all other things, do not last long, and therefore there is no risk that if the drawing is not pleasant, then it will be difficult to remove it. Mehendi also does not harm the skin - make it through natural henna and natural supplements. Such a picture can only harm with personal intolerance of wine, coffee or henna, from which the paste is made. In the rest, the paste for mehendi takes care of the skin.
How is the mehendi pasta prepared? Do you need to buy stencils or can you make them yourself? Let's look for answers to these questions.
From the history
Where did the art of mehendi come from? Stencils for him to do on their own or did the masters do it? Where the art of mehendi originated, it is not known. Such drawings were made in ancient Babylon and even ancient Rome, then they were applied to certain important moments of a person's life (for example, at a wedding or before a battle) and were native talismans. There are four styles of mehendi, which have their own characteristics: Arabic, Asian, Indian, African. Stencils are mostly made by people themselves.
Stencils for mehendi at home
Stencils and pictures of mehendi can be found both on the Internet and come up with yourself. In this art there are no rules, it is your flight of fantasy, which is realized by the master or you yourself.
Stencils for mehendi at home can be made very easily. Just draw a drawing on a separate paper or print it from the Internet - this will be your example.
If you can draw beautifully, then you can print out the stencils for mehendi and simply draw with a pencil or a felt-tip pen straight on the body, then to pass through these lines pasta. This is the easiest way. Thus, you mark the lines, as well as their width and clarity, and then you are much easier to concentrate and do everything right. There is also a simpler method for those who do not know how to draw, the use of a stencil.
Have you decided to master the art of mehendi? You can make stencils for this yourself. Take the paper with the pattern. Then take a self-adhesive film - it can be purchased at any store for needlework. Attach the stencil to the drawing and very slowly and gently begin to redraw. Transferring it to sticky paper, draw a sharp knife on the drawing so that to cut out its part, like a snowflake, in place of the former drawing there should be emptiness - here is your stencil. Then just put it on your hand and draw on it. Such stencils are not disposable, they can be used several times. Just after the drawing is done, wash the film under hot water or rub it with alcohol, it will remove the remnants of henna from the film.
Do you want to learn the art of mehendi? Stencils are already ready - you can start working. But before that, read some tips. To make the drawing accurate and long lasting, you need to prepare the skin before applying the paste. First, wash the necessary part of the body. Wipe it with cotton soaked in alcohol so that it is not greasy. Ideally, you can also pull out all the hairs, so the picture will lie flat.
Draw a mehendi
How to make a stencil for mehendi, we already know. Let's get to work. Prepare all the necessary tools: a piece of pasta or a special tube, paper or a cotton swab, which, if necessary, you can correct the picture. To make it easier to remove the wrong smear, moisten the cotton swab in alcohol - so the chance to wash away the unnecessary line is much higher. Before applying the pattern on the skin, practice on the glass. Draw the drawing from any sketch until you have trained your hand.
Rules of courtship for drawing
The color of the picture does not appear immediately. At first it may even be orange, but after a couple of days it will acquire its true dark, rich color. That the paint lasted longer, it is enough to adhere to several rules:
- Do not rush to peel the top layer, it will start to fall off when needed.
- You can wash it, but it is undesirable to rub it with a rough sponge and apply various creams or tonics based on alcohol.
- Bathing in chlorinated pools or washing hands with such water is also not recommended.