Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Henna Hands...

I got henna!  In this picture, it had already started wearing off.  You can see where my watch rubbed it off!  I signed up to make a hand with henna on it for a group project.  I used my own hand as inspiration.

I traced my hand onto computer paper and then figured out the nails and started to draw a design by looking at my own hand.

I chose my fabrics.  I used a white background with golden dust on it.  I chose plain muslin for my hand as I am white but did not want it to blend with the background.  I cut out the shape of my hand and then used fusible web and did it right the first time (yay!) and satin stitched it in place.

Now this next picture is so darned yellow!  My editing skills!  This is the completed hand.

Now I started eyeballing the design.  I couldn't judge well enough for the placement so I drew in the nails.  There are two types of henna here in the Middle East.  We have RED henna as in my picture.  There is also what they call SUDANESE henna.  This is black henna for the darker skinned people here.  I love the contrast of the black henna on my white skin.  I even mix the two!  So, for this project, I chose black floss. 

Here is a view of two fingers.

With nails...and yellow

The whole hand.  I had half a nail on the thumb but it looked funky.  So I colored it in more.  Still funky.  Filled it in all the way.  FUNKY.  Oh well.  It works!!  I used Sharpies.

The gal in charge of the project was very pleased.  I am very pleased.

Thanks for stopping by.


Mayya @ SCU said...

So pretty Alia and very creative!
Well done!

Coffeebean's Dailies said...

Thank you. I can't wait to see all the blocks!