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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How To Create the Perfect Sangeet Henna Strip

The ubiquitous sangeet henna strip henna design is likely the most popular henna style around. You
Sangeet Strip Henna Design
know it...a combination of gorgeous paisleys and flowers starting at the wrist and going up one finger. They are so pretty and elegant, but how exactly do you create a sangeet strip?It's actually quite simple. The key is to keep it simple and use repeating henna elements.
  • Don't use too many different henna elements.
    Sangeet strips are rather small and if you use too many different elements they start to look cluttered. For example, if you are creating a strip that consists of flower-paisley, flower-paisley, flower-paisley, use one type of flower and only one or possibly two types of fillers for the paisleys.
  • Make use of vines as transitional elements.
    Use a vine to wrap around a paisley or flower so that the next element can be positioned anywhere along that vine. This can help keep a nice straight line for the henna strip.
  • Start big and get small.
    Don't make all the henna elements the same size. Start with the larger flowers or paisleys near the wrist where you have more room. As you get closer to the fingers, make every element a little smaller than the last.
  • Create small finishing details at the top and bottom of the henna strip.
    Starting the sangeet strip with a large flower and leave the bottom of the flower looking naked or unfinished. A swirl with a leaf or a couple of squiggly lines and a trail of dots may be all you need to create a "finished" look to your piece.
  • Add pretty henna finger accents.
    Adding small accents to the fingers will make a design look fuller. It's an easy way to add a lot of bang for a small amount of work. This is a must for the special Aunties at parties!
Changing up details of the same basic sangeet henna strip can create an entirely "new" henna piece! Try new fillers or different flower petals to make everyone's henna design unique and special.

The Marvelous Sangeet Strip eBook contains 27 different henna designs in the sangeet style. It includes both traditional and fun modern henna strips.

Henna On!

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