This tutorial applies to any natural body art, including henna, jagua and jagua-henna
A lot of people ask whether stencils work with henna, or if I carry them in my shop. I understand why - when you’re new to it, henna can feel pretty intimidating! Even for more experienced artists, there may be certain styles that are challenging. Personally, Celtic knots are my Achilles heel!
Unfortunately, stencils aren’t a great solution for this. The henna tends to get underneath the adhesive and the result is a bit messy. Not only that, you’ll have to get different stencils for every design you want to do; and you can’t adjust the size for different people / body parts etc.
Transfer paper is perfect for henna! You can use any design you want. One that you spent time drawing/erasing/adjusting until it’s just so, or even one you’ve printed off or had a friend design for you. It’s versatile and easy to use.
Keep reading for my tutorial, or jump to the video
Set your drawing aside.
Now, you’ll notice the ink has transferred to the tissue paper where you traced!
Wipe the skin with witch hazel
Apply the transfer to your skin
Gently press for a few seconds
Here’s our video walkthrough