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Creative Nail Art DIY: Newspaper Nails

Updated on March 31, 2012
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NAILS GALORE!


Nails are not just a part of our hands and feet but it could also be an accessory. The type of nails we have influences people's perception of us. If you agree or disagree with this, please let me know by writing something in the comment section below. Nails can also be a sign of our health status and can be an indicator of any serious health condition. I will be doing another hub (hopefully) about Fingernails Nail Colour Health Indicator in a jiffy and will be updating this. However, I will be teaching you in this hub, a unique way to beautify your nails.

This NEWSPAPER NAIL ART is very easy to make and the resulting nails would definitely capture anyone's attention. Feel free to share, bookmark and suggest this. :)



WHAT YOU NEED


  • Alcohol
  • Nail Polish (white or any other colour of your own choosing)
  • Top Coat
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Your nails

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STEP 1. PAINT YOUR NAILS


Paint your nails with any colour of nail polish you want. Do two coatings if possible. Suggested nail polish colours are white, grey and other colours which would not have so much contrast with the newspaper's black ink.

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STEP 2. DIP NEWSPAPER


There are two ways to transfer the newspaper ink onto your nails.


  1. One way is to dip the newspaper clippings in a container filled with alcohol before transferring.
  2. Another way would be to dip your nails in the alcohol-filled container or dab alcohol on it using cotton before sticking the newspaper.


See the photos below.

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STEP 3. TRANSFER THE INK


  1. If you are using the first method (of dipping the newspaper itself into the bowl of alcohol), directly stick the wet newspaper clipping onto your nails for a couple of seconds. Make sure that the newspaper does not spend too long in your nails that it dries out. If this happens, it would stick and would be difficult to remove. Just wet it again with alcohol and it should be easy to take out.
  2. If you are using the second method (of dipping your nails into the bowl of alcohol), dip nails for about thirty seconds (half a minute), take out and directly stick the newspaper clipping. Apply enough pressure on it for about five-ten seconds and remove the newspaper. The ink should have been transferred already.

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STEP 4. APPLY TOP COAT


The transparent top coat will serve as a protection for the newspaper ink. Make sure you apply it in one stroke. Avoid repeated application since it will ruin the ink.

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ENJOY YOUR NEW NAILS!

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    • toomuchmint profile image

      toomuchmint 

      6 years ago

      This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Tarajeyaram, great to be hear back from you. :) Thanks! This is my attempt at going away from "scientific" hubs. Hope you have a blast today! Happy April Fools! :)

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      tarajeyaram 

      6 years ago from Wonderland

      This is so cool! Wow - I like to get some letters on my nails. Thanks for the ideas. Great hub. Voted up.

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Ana, thank you! You'll be blown away by this... no doubt! :D Have a fantastic Sunday ahead of you!

    • Ana Teixeira profile image

      Ana Teixeira 

      6 years ago from Oporto, Porto, Portugal

      ohh.. i really enjoyed this and I will try it on.. no doubt!!!! Thank you for your lovely ideas! =)

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Bredandagnes, yes it's definitely fun to do. Thanks for passing by! Have a great day! :)

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      bredandagnes 

      6 years ago from Ireland

      Never heard of this before-sounds fun.Will give it a try.

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      Atell Rohlandt 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Great stuff! :-) I look forward to reading more of your work.

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Emeraldgreen, thank you so much for voting this hub up! So you've heard about this technique before... Yes, it's not new but many people still are not aware that this can be done. :) Sure, I'll keep the nail hubs coming if I stumble upon other interesting stuff. :)

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Red Sonja, thanks for voting up and for sharing! I agree, they are waaay easier to do than other nail arts. :)

    • Emeraldgreen21 profile image

      Atell Rohlandt 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      I enjoyed this hub. I've seen the technique before, but never thought it could be done with color cartoons from a newspaper! I've voted it up. :-) Keep these nail art hubs coming, I love reading this kind of stuff!

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      red sonja 

      6 years ago from fife, Scotland

      Awesome easy artistic nails, wow! voted up and sharing.

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Challenger13, thank you for stumbling upon this hub. Yes, it really is a nice and unique idea for nails.

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, ishwaryaa! You're very kind. :) I hope you'll be doing it with your own nails sometime in the near future.

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      challenger13 

      6 years ago

      nice!!!i like it.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      6 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very unique and attractive hub on nail-art. Newspaper nails is something new! Your instructions are clear with pictures.

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & awesome. Voted up and socially shared.

    • inaniLoquence profile imageAUTHOR

      inaniLoquence 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Anamika S! Thanks for passing by, voting up and sharing! I tried it once before and I forgot to take photos. Anyway, I will be doing it again and I hope that I have enticed you to do it on your own nails. My friends were openly gawking at it and it was nice to teach them how transfer ink from newspapers to the nails. :)

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      Anamika S Jain 

      6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wow! This is interesting! Never thought of this sort of nail art. Voted up and sharing on Twitter.

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