This time I actually "planned" my design in a sketchbook first, and I carefully mixed my Henna ahead of time, taking note of how long the dye release process takes etc. It was all very scientific. I also made some test tattoos on my feet so I would know what essential oils produce what kind of a stain. So thusly prepared I happily went ahead and made my hand and feet very pretty indeed.
Before I show you the pictures I have to give special mention and thanks to my husband. He has a very fancy camera and he is very good at taking pictures. And he also has all these different lenses for different kinds of pictures and so on and so on, I think you get the idea... he has camera gadgets.
And he always insists I make sure I post only high quality pictures of my work because I usually just use the low resolution camera on my iPad for convenience. But this time I ASKED him if he wanted to take pictures of my Henna tattoo and he gladly obliged.
The poor guy. The lense he had on his camera was not a very good one for photographing hands, I was quite shocked to discover the extremely stumpy nature of my fingers. So he had to change lenses several times until I was finally satisfied with the non- stumpy result. But even now, several days later, in the middle of a discussion I am about to loose, I will refer back to this moment and accuse him of giving me stumpy fingers.
Well, the final result are a few very nice pictures of the fresh Henna paste on my (not stumpy fingered) hand and on my foot. On the foot design you can see the test stain on the side of my heel, and let me tell you, they turn very dark.
And gosh did I have a big amount of mixed paste left over. Good that a day later a friend came to visit and she is one of my guinnea pigs for Henna designs. So I was able to use up my paste on her...
And I have to say, my husbands camera takes much better pictures than my little iPad camera...
Happy Christmas !!