#1 Newspaper Nails

Difficulty: Easy / Time: 10mins / Stuff: Nails, Newspaper, Nail polish, Vodka/Gin

Thought I’d kick Twinterest off with a pin that looked amazing and promised to be amazingly simple…and it was! Here’s the original from passionart.com:

1. Put on nail polish and let dry. 2. Dip fingernail in vodka. 3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail. 4. Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 5. Paint top coat if desired.

And here’s our interpretation!

This took about ten mins, including drying time and was very easy. A couple of tips:

– The harder you press down on the wet newsprint, the darker it will turn out. I left it on each nail for 5 seconds or so.

– You don’t have to use vodka. I only had gin to hand, and that worked fine!

– You definitely need to apply clear varnish afterwards, otherwise the newsprint will wash off the next time your hands get wet. When you apply the clear varnish, the letters do become slightly less crisp. Try to put a good blob of varnish on so that you’re not dragging the brush across the nail.

If anyone else tries this, let us know! We’d love to hear how it turns out ^_^

Holly x


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