When I first saw this on Pinterest it caught my attention. Then my friend Andy posted it on Facebook and I got the idea that THIS manicure was just what I wanted for tomorrow, the first day of the fall semester at College of Marin where I work as an Administrative Assistant.
I admit mine isn’t done nearly as neatly as the picture that got me interested, but I think it is fun and different and they make me smile when I look at them. Someone who is better at doing their own nails would almost certainly do a better job but I rarely wear fingernail polish because I’m always messing manicures up. I chip them or stain them with ink or get glue all over them.
Here’s how to do these if you want to give it a try.
Light Colored Nail Polish
Clear Top Coat
10 Small Squares or Strips of Newspaper, big enough to cover your nails
Small Paint Brush
Polish nails with 2 coats of light colored nail polish – I used a creamy off-white.
When polish is dry, wet nails with rubbing alcohol. I used a small paint brush for this step but saw on other sites the suggestion to pour the alcohol in a small bowl and dip your fingers into the alcohol to wet the nail.
Press a piece of newsprint over the nail and smooth it down.
Carefully peel off newsprint – type should be on the nail, printed in reverse.
When you’ve finished all nails, cover with a clear top coat of polish.
Several times the newspaper stuck in the polish. I used the brush and more rubbing alcohol to remove as much of the bits as I could but some just got covered over with the clear top coat. Once they were dry I smoothed down a few bits with a file.
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