Newspaper Nails

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About: Aspiring product/package designer trying to improve her band. She loves to play the drums but wishes she had better recording equipment... oh, and more cowbell.

Today I am going to show you my experience in making "Newspaper Nails" which I, personally, think is really awesome!

The tutorial I used is from Youtube; "Newspaper Nail Art" from a channel called "Cute Polish" (which I really like because the designs they make are simple, yet look fancy and professional).

I almost followed the tutorial exactly, though instead of dipping my nails in the rubbing alcohol, I put some alcohol on a tissue, placed the newspaper segment on top of my nail, and then pressed the alcohol soaked tissue over the newspaper on my nail for 15-20 seconds. Now that I think about it, I would use a cotton ball instead.

For those of you whom don't enjoy clicking on links, all you have to do is;
1. Paint a base coat of white or light grey. (I used white, because the ink sorta makes it look grey anyways...)
2. Place a segment of newspaper (with a nice word, maybe?) on your nail.
3. Press a rubbing alcohol soaked (not literally, just like when you put it on top and flip the bottle) tissue or cotton ball on top for 15-20 seconds.
4. Carefully peel off both the newspaper and the tissue/cotton ball.
5. Allow to dry for around 1 minute.
6. Add a clear coat on top.

Sorry for all the similar pictures (not really), but I just love macros because they look so fabulous and really show off.. everything!

Thanks, and I hope you try out this design.
If you do, please post a picture in the comments!

(by the way, it seems I didn't do a very good job..)

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    Cool!
    Post a pic?

    I don't have it on anymore but
    I might try again. :)

    Do u let the white/grey coat dry first??!!

    Do u let the white/grey coat dry first??!!

    what else can i use instead of alcohol..nd should i let the white coat dry first before applying the cotton ball???

    Thanks! I've seen the tutorials before but like your idea of applying the alcohol using a cotton ball-seems like you'd have more control over design placement

    Do you have to let the base white dry first? Cuz i just tried it after it dried & the rubbing alcohol ruined the white nail polish

    Thanks I did this one today. So cute. But I had trouble with the topcoat making the letters smear a bit. I need to practise that, I guess.

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    Cool :D
    Thanks for trying it!

    This is so cool! I'll have to try it tonight! ; )

    Instead of rubbing alchohol, I just used mouthwash (Listerine), and it worked just as good!

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    Great idea! Sounds like it might be less damaging to your nails too, and it smells nice :D
    A friend of mine said that it also works well with vodka or other alcoholic beverages.

    Love, love, love this! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a splendorous day!
    sunshiine

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    No problem.
    Thanks for reading and following!

    These look great! Such a good idea. But what is rubbing alcohol? :-)