Newspaper print nail art tutorial

Newspaper print nail art tutorial

For my graduation I really wanted to do some newspaper print nail art. I read everywhere that you need rubbing alcohol to do this effect, not having any I decided to try something else. So heres my how to do newspaper print nail art tutorial without rubbing alcohol! My tip – listerine. I did these nails on fake nails first and stuck them on after decorating although they can be done straight onto a natural nail.

You will need –

  • newspaper
  • cotton buds
  • listerine
  • hairspray
  • nail polish colour
  • top coat polish

First off I painted my nails with Models Own Nail Polish Gold Rush and left it for ages to make sure that it was really dry. I cut out pieces of newspaper squares, making sure that it was print on both sides, rather than adverts or pictures. I applied listerine with a cotton bud then applied the newspaper piece. Press it down firmly and carefully peel back. Repeat this on the 10 nails and leave them to thoroughly dry. I struggled with the letters smudging  when applying the topcoat so I thought about hairspray to fix the print.  I sprayed hairspray all over the nails and again left them to dry. Once really dry I added a top coat to finish.

Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.