Infinity Edge Design, step by step
Here is the promised step by step tutorial on an infinity edge design.
Total Application time: about 20 minutes
I used Jamila henna powder to mix the henna paste, along with lemon juice, sugar, and Henna Art's Special Blend essential oils. Want a tutorial for making your own henna paste? Follow this link: HennaArt.ca: How to mix Jamila henna powder
Before applying any henna design, it is best to give your skin some TLC, my favorite secret is to exfoliate with a homemade moisturizing hand scrub, just 1 part coconut, olive, or avocado oil, and 1 part white sugar. Rub the oil and sugar mixture over damp hands, and rinse off with cool water to reveal soft, moisturized skin just begging to be decorated with henna!
I prefer to start on the fingertips, to allow adequate dry time before I will inevitably need to use my hands again. Add some swirls and stripes around the nail, and a few simple stacked flowers. I chose to make my infinity edge flow down my index and middle finger, down the side of my hand, but this design also would look beautiful on your ring and middle fingers so that it flows right down the center of your hand.
Add in some smaller flowers, or paisleys with petals along the outside, with petals reaching down towards the wrist now instead of towards the fingers. Flipping the way you expand your design, by flipping the way that the design elements are facing, will make your overall piece look more dynamic.
Now, for the grand reveal, and the most fun step... Peel off the clear tape! If bits of your design overlapped on top of the tape, the tape will peel it off for you, so do this step slowly and carefully to check if you will need to add any finishing touches along the sides.
Voila! Try this exact design out yourself or on a friend, or add your own pizzaz and post your design below to share with us!