Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo: Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, Patterns, and Projects

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Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo: Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, Patterns, and Projects

Color your world with the fabulous art of henna tattoo.

Mehndi, also known as henna tattoo, is a traditional Middle Eastern art used to adorn the body for weddings and other special celebrations. Today, readers everywhere can join in the beauty and fun of mendhi with this simple book of patterns and instructions for the body and even home decor objects!

Inside, readers will find a variety of original henna tattoo patterns that can be applied to the hands, feet, belly and back. Readers interested in creating their own designs can follow he simple instructions for the 5 basic henna shapes and learn how to combine them in a variety of ways to create exotic mendhi designs of their own.

But why stop there? Mendhi is a versatile art that can also be applied to wood, leather and other surfaces. Follow-along with the author as she shows how she creates one-of-a-kind designs for a wooden box, leather pouch, magnet, tea caddy and more.

Filled with stunning photographs of beautiful henna tattoo, this book is sure to inspire.

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Comments

LotusGirl says:

Beautiful; Very Good for Beginners This book is large, gorgeous, and glossy, full of colorful and inspiring photos. It is, however, a little on the short side, at just over 100 total pages.The book begins with some simple instructions for mixing henna, with a good, though basic, introduction to some recipe and application variations and options. In the style of many hobby/craft books, it uses text and photos to teach, step-by-step, techniques for creating some basic designs, moving on to suggest three (one of each) “beginner,” “intermediate,” and “advanced” tattoo projects to get you started. Then it enters into the Gallery, full of very beautiful photos to inspire you. Next is the Design section, a little over 40 pages long, with ~1-2 large images on each page spanning design ideas for hands, feet, back, shoulder, plus some additional flourishes and elements. Afterwards, it gives you a few blank hand/feet/etc Templates to photocopy and use to sketch out and/or record some of your own designs. It ends with an often-overlooked, though brief (10 pages or so), section on using henna as artwork on objects, which was one of the things that attracted me to the book.Henna/mehndi artists new and old should be aware that there are many comprehensive and entirely free ebooks by TapDancing Lizard Publications available online, which contain lots of designs and lots of detailed and in-depth information; however, I personally still very much like having books like this one in my library. I was quite delighted with this purchase, and would certainly recommend the book to others, especially to beginners, though I think the designs and photos would keep the interest even of more advanced henna artists.

Pinky Jinkies says:

Easy to follow, templates included and simple for beginners Easy book to follow, just enough info to get started. Simple examples for the beginners and blank templates for creative ones. Worth the money for new/beginners.


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