Introduction: Newspaper Nails

Picture of Newspaper Nails

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..)


ashbegash (author)2012-01-09

I tried this and it is really cute!

tqwerty (author)ashbegash2012-01-10

Post a pic?

ashbegash (author)tqwerty2012-02-03

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

oh to "BAD"

_angel_ (author)2014-08-16

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

_angel_ (author)2014-08-16

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

adeerocks123 (author)2014-07-09

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

khushi_loves_art (author)2014-03-22

Wow this is so cool plz follow me

tqwerty (author)khushi_loves_art2014-04-08

Thanks :)

sydneyhauss (author)2014-01-05

Wow!!follow me

cwnash71 (author)2013-09-03

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

IPiercedTheBlackVeil (author)2013-07-20

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

dandylioness (author)2012-08-15

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.

tqwerty (author)dandylioness2012-08-15

Cool :D
Thanks for trying it!

shadowfeet (author)2012-07-10

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

janeeeypie (author)2011-12-29

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

tqwerty (author)janeeeypie2011-12-31

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.

sunshiine (author)2011-10-07

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

tqwerty (author)sunshiine2011-10-09

No problem.
Thanks for reading and following!

kitwah (author)2011-10-03

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

tqwerty (author)kitwah2011-10-03

uhhh, isopropyl rubbing alcohol..? I don't know how to explain. 
You can buy it at almost any drugstore.

kitwah (author)tqwerty2011-10-06

I checked right after i wrote that message; in the Uk its sugical spirit which sounds much less friendly I think! Thanks, Im going to try it out once I find my white nail polish...

tqwerty (author)kitwah2011-10-07

Surgical Spirit is scary..

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