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Newspaper Nails

In ode to my reclaimed fascination with DIY projects, I decided to try one just to kick off the upcoming weeks. I decided to do newspaper nails after watching some DIY nail art videos.

I choose newspaper nails because I didn’t need any fancy art brushes or a certain type of nail polish. All I needed was a light shade of nail polish, rubbing alcohol, and newspaper clippings.

The process went as follows:

1) Paint nails

2) Paint a second coat on nails

3) Let nails completely dry

4) Dip 1 finger in a small bowl of alcohol for 2-3 seconds

5) Press newspaper clipping on nail and hold the clipping on nail with light pressure for  6 seconds

6) Remove clipping

7) Repeat on the other 9 nails

The video that inspired me can be found here at Seventeen, but there’s also several YouTube videos on newspaper nails.



This entry was written by uyellelle and published on February 11, 2012 at 11:38 am. It’s filed under Fashion and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Newspaper Nails

  1. Oh wow, that’s awesome!

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