Henna find raisingPosted: December 7, 2014
Another student and myself proposed to offer Henna tattoos to other students on campus for £3 to raise some more money for the degree show. We gathered up tubes of henna and created a poster to advertise the event happening in Cardiff School of Art and Design reception. We chose to do it here because we logically anticipated it to be popular among the art students of the university and judging by the success were planning to duplicate the event elsewhere on campus to be accessible to even more students. The event was originally really popular after posting onto social networking sites and through word of mouth, however we were confronted on the day and told that Henna was not allowed to be done on campus because of the health and safety regulations of the university. We were disappointed as we were confident that it would help the current total increase and were pleased to be making an impact.
To make the poster I screen printed an A4 cut-out with the monotone technique using three colours, to create an attractive and agreeable background to catch people’s attention. I then drew onto it with some of the traditional mehndi pattern work that is used within the origins of the use of henna, and used appropriate font to simply state when and where it will be done and for how much. I had photocopied quite a few to spread around campus too.