Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Newsprint Nails!

I found this idea on Pinterest (follow me here) and I just HAD to do it!  First off - it required gray nailpolish and if you know me, I have a slight obsession with gray hues.  I didn't have a gray that was light enough for this craft so I went online shopping for a lighter gray. 

An ENTIRE OPI 12 set collection and $66 dollars later, I chose my gray:  "French Quarter for Your Thoughts".  OK so I went a little overboard in terms of budget for this simple craft, but in my defense it's my birthday month and I deserve a little something extra for being an AWESOME Libra. And nail polish just does it for me.

I still think the gray is a bit too dark, but I don't like to go too light on my nails.  I know... I'm weird.

Cut out newspaper clippings for 10 nails (unless you're missing or have an extra finger - hehehe).  LESSON LEARNED:  Don't waste your time choosing the right text like I did.  It's not going to be that noticeable.

Get your Alchy-hol and nail polish ready!  LESSON LEARNED:  If you've just painted your nails and they're dry, wait just a bit longer as they may not be completely dry and the Alchy-hol will soften it more and mess up the text transfer. 

Dip your finger into the Alchy-hol (Yes, I used a shot glass, it is alchy-hol after all, and the cup is cute) for 5 seconds.  Immediately afterward press the newsprint (text side down) onto your nail.  Hold for about 15-20 and slowly peel off.  After drying, apply top coat and voila! Newsprint nails.

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I've been wanting to try this and you make it look so easy. Maybe this weekend. Maybe. Yours look great.

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$66 on nail polish, oh my girl! Cute. I like the pin you had where you take tape and cut it with funky scissors. Then you use a glossy and matte color. I wondered how the newspaper one would turn out. Cute!