Friday, 24 February 2012

Read All About It:Newspaper Nail TUTORIAL

A note from Joelle...

This nail art looks so amazing and it is so easy to do. I first saw it on With Love, Freckles blog and became obsessed with it! When I did it for the first time back in September, many people (mainly from college) asked me how I managed to do this, so here it is!

WARNING: You do need quite a steady hand and a bit of patience. This also requires the use of surgical spirit which is highly flammable and will cause severe pain if pit on open wounds of cuts.

You will need:
  • A matte white nail varnish (you can use any light colour, but white looks the most authentic!)
  • Clear top coat nail varnish
  • Bottle of surgical spirit
  • Cotton buds
  • Tissues (for spillages)
  • News paper cuttings ( about10 strips)
Method
1. Paint your nails with the white nail varnish. This is the base coat.

2. Allow to dry for about 30 mins (this is important) to make sure it won't rub off when spirit is applied
3. When nails are completely dry, dip a cotton bud in surgical spirit and dab over one nail first


4. Whilst nail is wet, place a newspaper strip (ink side down) onto the nail a press down hard for 10 seconds

5. Slowly remove the news paper strip and the newspaper print should now be printed on the nail

6. Continue one at a time until all your nails have the print
7. Allow to dry for about 5 minutes
8.Then brush on a top coat of clear polish et viola! 
So what do you think? Will you be trying this? :)
*Apologies for the dodgy camera quality! I hope you can see it clear enough.
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