Mani Monday ;; DIY Newspaper Nail Art

You’ve probably seen this nail design around before. Last Wednesday I posted a photo of it and mentioned that coming soon will be a tutorial. Well, here it is!

Before we get started, here are the products you will need.


  • Base & Top Coat (Not shown in photo – I used Pro FX Complete 3)
  • Makeup Wedges (Not shown in photo)
  • China Glaze White on White
  • China Glaze Pink Plumeria (Available June 2012)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • 10 Newspaper Pieces
  • Nail Polish Remover (For cleanup)

Step 1: Apply your base coat. Wait for it to dry.


Step 2: This step is optional. I decided to create a gradient effect on my nails for this tutorial, but you can paint your nails any colour you would like. If you want to see how I did this, check out my DIY Gradient Nails. Make sure your nails are dry before moving on to the next step.


Step 3: Pour some rubbing alcohol into a small cap and dip your finger into it for 15-20 seconds.


Step 4: Slowly remove your finger and apply a piece of newspaper on the nail firmly, applying pressure. Make sure that the writing on the newspaper is facing downwards. Don’t move it around too much as you don’t want the writing to look smudge-y. Hold it there for 15-20 seconds.


Step 5: You want to continue the above steps for the rest of your fingers. You may notice the newspaper font showing up around the nail as well, but no need to worry. You’ll have a chance to clean this up afterwards.


Step 6: After finishing up the rest of your nails, you want to make sure to apply a top coat. This step is very important, or else the font is going to come right off.


And here it is! DIY Newspaper Nail Art. Not as difficult as it seems, right? Go ahead and try it out!




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