|Thin henna lines make a pale stain. Henna
smears make a pale stain. Thick henna lines make a dark
stain. If you work with thick and thin henna by making wispy
lines and smears contrast with thick henna lines, you can create depth
and shading in your pattern!
Begin your shading by making fine, wispy lines. Some artists just do these little shading lines, and leave it at that, or feather them out a bit more with a toothpick
You can also smudge the fine lines to make a thin shading layer. A toothpick or bamboo skewer is great for smudging. Its easier to get a smooth smudge if you dip the pick in water.
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