How to Make Newspaper Nails: 10 Steps
Step 1: Gather Materials
To create newspaper nails, you will need the following items:
– A light-colored nail polish
– Newspapers (black and white prints work best)
– Rubbing alcohol or vodka
– A small bowl or container
– Clear top coat nail polish
– Cotton swabs or Q-tips
Step 2: Prepare Your Nails
Begin by trimming, filing, and buffing your nails to create a clean and smooth surface. Then, apply a base coat of light-colored polish to your nails. Allow the polish to dry completely.
Step 3: Cut Newspaper Strips
Cut out sections of the newspaper that are slightly larger than each fingernail. Avoid text or images that contain colors other than black and white to ensure a clearer transfer.
Step 4: Apply Alcohol or Vodka
Pour rubbing alcohol or vodka into a small container. You will be dipping your fingers into this mixture, so make sure there is enough liquid to cover your nails.
Step 5: Dip Nail into Alcohol
Using a cotton swab or Q-tip, dampen one of your painted nails by dipping it into the alcohol for about five seconds. Make sure it’s not dripping wet; just damp enough for the ink to transfer from the newspaper.
Step 6: Press Newspaper onto Nail
Place a newspaper strip onto the dampened nail, ensuring the text is facing down against the nail polish. Apply gentle pressure on the newspaper for about 15-20 seconds.
Step 7: Gently Peel Away Newspaper
Slowly peel off the newspaper strip from your nail. The text should have transferred onto your nail. If it hasn’t, simply repeat steps 5 and 6 until you achieve the desired effect.
Step 8: Repeat on Remaining Nails
Repeat steps 5 through 7 on the rest of your nails. Take your time, as rushing may result in an incomplete or smeared transfer.
Step 9: Clean Up any Smudges
If there are any ink smudges around your nails, use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to gently remove them.
Step 10: Seal with Top Coat
Once all of your nails have been completed and are dry, apply a clear top coat to seal the newspaper design onto your nails. Allow the top coat to dry thoroughly before resuming daily activities.
And that’s it! You now have a unique and eye-catching newspaper nail art design that is sure to start conversations. Enjoy your new look and have fun experimenting with different texts and patterns.