Newsprint Nails

This fun variation on nail art is surprisingly easy to do, and the supplies are likely right at your fingertips (haha… aren’t I witty?) 

What you need:

a base nail polish (lighter is better)

a clear top coat

rubbing alcohol, poured into a small container (shot glass seems fitting)

scrap newspaper

Paint your nails with your standard base coat and then two coats of your color polish.  Then dip your finger in the alcohol long enough to evenly soak it (5 seconds should do it…) and lay the newspaper across it.  (If I were you I would make sure the article you’re imprinting on your nails isn’t about last weekend’s homocide, but that’s just me.)  Smooth the paper down and then lift back off.  When all nails are done, finish up with a shiny clear topcoat

Coolness factor:  pretty nifty!

First color: OPI Heart Throb; Second color: OPI My Chihuahua Bites


About ~Sarah

Artist. Musician. Writer. Mother. Daughter. Friend. Christian. Existentialist. Pilgrim.

Posted on November 15, 2011, in accessories, beauty, do it yourself, fashion, how to.... Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’m having trouble seeing the newsprint on your nails. Is this a very subtle effect?

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