Saturday, September 10, 2011

Newsprint Nails

I am currently procrastinating the incredibly daunting task of cleaning my room, so I thought the best thing to do was share my new nail obsession. My friend Emma told me about this technique where you transfer newspaper print on to your nails & I thought it sounded awesome. (She's also the one who told me about Dr. Dog. So yea, she's really cool.) I gave it a try after looking up the details from Rezalutions Art Mag, and this is what I came up with.



After your base dries, soak your fingers (one at a time) in vodka or some other 80 plus proof clear liquor & press the newspaper clippings on for about 30 seconds each. Be sure to press hard in the middle or it will come out too light.

Here's the finished effect. If you have a light grey color, it would probably look even cooler. I just didn't have one.. Maybe next time.

6 comments:

  1. This is so fitting for a journalist like you!

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  2. Brenda Starr enhances her literary style by printing her latest blockbuster story on her nails. Ahhh, she is ever the most fashionable reporter in the world.

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  3. Your Adopted Sister AllisonSeptember 15, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    I need to try this. :)

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  4. Definitely! My dad says it's a waste of vodka though.. hahaha

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  5. OK, I know I've past the point of blog creeping because this makes comment #3 in 10 minutes but this is brilliant! Thanks for sharing all your lovely ideas :)

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