Saturday, February 19, 2011

newspaper print nails

I noticed newspaper print nails on Tumblr a couple days ago and I really liked the effect, so after googling a bit, I found many tutorials on how to get the look. After trying it out myself I decided to create a tutorial for all my readers.
Enjoy! And let me know if you try it out yourselves!

Happy weekend to all!
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These nails take around an hour to complete (if you want them to turn out properly, plus I've factored in the nail polish drying time, but it might vary depending on the polish you use).

1. You will need a top coat nail polish and then a coloured one. Make sure you use a light, bright colour because otherwise you won't be able to see the words. White, beige, cream work the best because it looks like paper. I'm using OPI nail polish in Alpine Snow and OPI Top Coat.

2. A little bit of either vodka or rubbing alcohol. Just enough to dip your nail into.

3. Cut 10 pieces of newspaper, small enough to handle easily, but big enough to be easy to work with.

4. Paint your nails in the colour you chose. I painted two layers. Let dry completely. It is vitally important that your nails are fully dry before proceeding to the next step.

5. The next couple steps have to be done one at a time for each nail. Take your nail and dip it into the vodka and hold it there for about 5 seconds or until fully wet.

6. Take a piece of newspaper and put it on the nail, press down and hold it for 20-30 seconds before taking it off. Try to not move the newspaper otherwise it'll smudge the words. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all the nails. Then wait about 5 minutes, and paint on a top coat. Make sure that you do put on a top coat because otherwise the newspaper print will come off, and your nails won't look that good anyways.

Finished product.






Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial!

34 comments:

Baśka said...

thanks for sharing, because i've always wanted to know how to make such prints on nails! :)

Freya@WearItWithFlare said...

Oh. My. Goodness!
They are the cutest nails I have EVER seen!
I am so spending tomorrow doing my nails like this!
Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!
xoxo

Laura said...

I've never seen anything like this. Your nails look so cool!!!!

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The Quince Marmalade said...

This idea is great!!! I love it!
thank you for the comment!I follow you..follow me if you want!

Hannah said...

I have seen this tutorial floating around for awhile now, you definitely made it a lot more simple than the ones I've seen. One of these days I'll get around to trying it!

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH WUUUUUUUUUUTTT?! THIS IS SO GENIUS, LOVE ITTTT. I'm actually SO IMPRESSED GAH.

Trying it? Totally! Will I forget? Ah, hopefully not! (Aka YOU MUST REMIND ME)

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agent 0017 said...

ohmygoodness! i can't wait to try this out! thanks for sharing :)

eelectroCutee said...

whoaaaaa.. this is so cool.. I definitely will try this.. :)

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Oh my gosh, what an awesome idea! I totally want to do this but I don't have any newspapers lying around.
Argh!

crystal glamour said...

im definitely trying it too
i love doing my nails so this is totally must-do:)

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Freya@WearItWithFlare said...

I TRIED IT!!
They look AMAZING!
I've put a post on my blog for them, with a link to your page.
Wow, still can't stop bragging about them! Teehee! :)
xoxo
Freya

knk said...

yes i like this tutorial really cool post
its very helpful for those who wants creative nails

hehe

Sophia said...

That is realllly cool! Definitely gonna try it out! thanks for sharing!!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

That looks brilliant, you did such a cool job of it!!
xxxxxxx

Marcia B. said...

Ruttttaaa! This is crazy amazing! I love this! I will try it! Great post! xx

Audrey Allure said...

That looks amazing, I love the way it looks - I'm definitely going to try it!

kitten roar said...

after posting this to my blog, i have been dying to try it. unfortunately i currently do no have alcohol of any kind. as soon as i acquire it though, it's definitely happening, it looks AWESOME

ilsteviewonder said...

that is so freaking cool! :D

Lilis Kuntoro said...

Thanks for sharing, this is good article :)

yiqin; said...

shall try it soon <3

Kavery said...

Wonderful idea and the end result looks pretty good.

thesydneygirl said...

SUPER cool! love it.

x
the sydney girl

Heather said...

that is flippin awesome Ruta, I can't wait to try :)

Rand T said...

omgg this is so beautifuly amazing!
love it:)
xx
haha at the vodka bit;)

rebecca said...

this is so cool! i may have to use some of my precious vodka to try and recreate it...

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Lea said...

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Byebye, Lea

Clélia C. said...

SO COOL ! yeah yeah yeah

Raji said...

This is fantastic!
They look so cool, I have to try this out

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Omg this is genius! So going to try this!


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Oriola Ninon said...

This idea is pretty amazing!! I will totally do this!

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Goesting said...

WOW! Great nails, thanks for the tutorial!

Kelly Noëlle said...

pretty awesome idea, will try it when my nails are healthy again. :)

SoapyMermaid said...

GENIAL!!