Saturday, 22 October 2011

Tutorial: Newspaper Nails


Helllooo, so I was looking online for some cool nail art designs when I stumbled upon this newspaper nails design and I thought it was genius! I'm sure many of you have seen them before, and there's a lot of other blogs you can look at for inspiration, but for those of you (like me) who haven't seen these before and for those asking on twitter, I thought I'd show you my attempt and do a quick post on how to create them yourself!

You will need:
  • A nail polish of your choice, (a pale colour works best) I've used American Apparel Nail Lacquer in - Office
  • 10 strips of newspaper
  • Rubbing alcohol or a spirit such as vodka
  • A small glass
  • Clear nail varnish/top coat

1. Paint your nails in your desired colour and leave to dry

2. Once nails are dry pour the rubbing alcohol into a small glass, Dip a nail into the liquid making sure to cover the entire nail, once the nail is wet, take a piece of newspaper and apply it onto the nail and hold down for 20-30 seconds making sure to keep the paper still so as not to smudge the print.

3. Gently peel away the paper and you should end up with a backwards image of the print.

4. Repeat on each nail. Once complete, paint over your design with clear nail polish to seal your nail art.

And that's it! It's pretty simple and looks really striking! And If you want to see what words you got, simply hold your nails up to a mirror and have a read of your newspaper nails! You can even experiment with small symbols or pictures!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I'd love to see what you come up with if you have a go!

Lotsa love

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45 comments

  1. I'll definitely have to try this out, it looks so cool! And if you want, I did a blog post on how to create leopard print nails (http://sugar-and-silk.blogspot.com/2011/10/nails-of-week-leopard-print-nails.html) but glad to see you blogging again :) xx

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  2. so so so cool kate! i've always wanted to have a go at it but never really know how to do it but considering it's this simple i will definitely have a go! thank you! :) X

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  3. Is that O.P.I's Skull and Glossbones underneath?

    I love the grey colour!

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  4. definitely going to be trying those tomorrow! i always seem to paint my nails and never get round to doing any art or anything, but these look so different and seem relatively easy. i'll give it a bash! haha

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  5. This is so inventive :) I love it!
    xx
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  6. Love your blog, please check out mine x rosellehearts if u have the timee :) ps may get the camera ring on ur website and thank u for sending the party in paris necklace packed so nicely - it was for my bezzie bday prezzie because we went to paris and she loved it!! :)

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  7. Hi Kate!
    just want to say, you are my new favourite blogger/youtuber
    please keep doing what you do, means a lot to ppl like me with no life (LoL)

    great nails. perfect for your style (and mine)

    <3

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  8. i am gonna try this xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  9. that is so cool! legit gonna try it out!

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  10. these are gorgeous, i've always wanted to try there! this post is amazing!

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  11. Love this! Defo going to be trying it out :)

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  12. oh wow I have never seen this before! this is amazing! I'm nail polished obsessed so I am definitely going to try this!!! xxx

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  13. Is there any other alternate I could use instead of rubbing alcohol or vodka? x

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  14. love these! seen so many people try these before but yours turned out awesome!

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  15. I love this, don't know if i could be bothered to do it though, haha! xx

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  16. I have always wondered how you do that and now you have showed me! Thank you so much, such a big help, going to try it out later :)

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  17. Wow, that's so cool! Thanks for the tip, I'll have to give this a shot x

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  18. works nice with hot pink too :)
    check out my blog please ...

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  19. love this! thankyou for the simple tutorial! definately going to try this! :) xxx

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  20. I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing it! I am going to give this a try!!

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  21. This is really good :)


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    Lucy x

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  22. you don't have to use alcohol! you can use just plain water, i tried it couple months back for my blog and turned out fab xx

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    Nia
    x

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  23. looks great! ive always wanted to try this

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  24. I love this nail look. I shall have to give it a go myself! X

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  25. This is so clever and cute! xx

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  26. thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial! i do these nails do often but i always forget where i saw the tutorial or i forget how i did them and, since i follow you, i can find it so quickly now! :)
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    becky x

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  27. I atchually love it, looks so cute and vintage, its very you kate! xx

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  28. Just did this and I love it! So interesting and chic!
    xxx

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  29. i adore these nails! i tried doing it s couple of weeks ago but it was a complete fail, you've managed to perfect them though, may have to try again! x

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  30. this looks amazing! i really need some ideas for my new blog. Nails seem like such a good talking point aswell!xoxo

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  31. This looks so cute! Will definitely try this if I find the time to do it.

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  32. Love your blog and this ..never realised how easy it was..thankyou
    CHeck m blog out at daniellejadee13.blogspot.com
    and follow <3

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  33. it also works with water- but not as well:)
    tried this before and it worked ok:D

    http://sophsstyle.blogspot.com/ follow and i follow back<3

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  34. These are amazing! They look a lot more sharper and cleaner that many attempts I've seen before in Video's.... Lovely rings too! :) x

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  35. just tried this and it looks amazing <3

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  36. ah these are just amazing <3



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  37. wow, these look amazing! i'm definately going to have a try!xx

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