This will teach you a fashionable trick for fun and easy nails, perfect for a night in when you have time to rifle through the daily newspaper.

Step 1: Materials Needed

To get started you will need:

· Rubbing alcohol

· A shot glass or other small shallow dish

· A nail color of your choice, a light color works best

· A clear top coat nail polish

· Old newspapers


· A cup of hot tea or hot chocolate—just to set the mood


did it
I love doing this! Mine came out darker, so I'm guessing I held the newspaper on longer. I also finished with a clear coat over the ink so it wouldn't smear or rub off.
I'm curious why not just leave the paper on your nails? Decoupage style?
It Would also be good if you did an undercoat, then a white/grey coat then the newspaper and then the finall coat, I've seen this some where else. <br> <br>You can also use comic strips from the newspaper but comes out best of you put the white coat first. <br> <br>Nice instructible
Do you mean putting the white under the color or just putting the newsprint straight on the white polish? I haven't heard this, I will have to try it! thank you!
Neat idea!
Thank you!
Awesome! I never would have thought of doing this.

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