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Learn all about Mehndi -- the ancient Indian art of applying henna dye to hands and feet as a temporary decoration -- in these Howcast videos.
I'm Lisa Butterworth sometimes known as Kenzi and I'm a henna artist and the owner of a henna supply business, kenzi.com. Today I'll unleash your inner henna artist and have you drawing henna designs all over your friends and anyone else who will sit still. One design that a lot of people really like when they see it in Henna designs is the 8 pointed star. It seems very difficult to draw, but I'm going to show you a very easy way to draw it. Basically it's just 2 intersecting plus signs. So you do a line like that. And then you do another line across that perpendicular. And then you just turn your plus sign 45 degrees and draw another one. So there you have your axis of the 8 pointed star and then you just draw your little v shapes on the end of each to make the points of the star. So as you can see it's very easy and very quick. The best way to get it very symmetrical. Now you can start filling these shapes with different designs. The 8 pointed star is really typical of Moroccan Henna designs. It's a very protective symbol and when Moroccan brides get married this is often the main motif in the palm of the hand and then a design is built around it. So that's how you draw an 8 pointed star.