Wednesday, 30 January 2013

How To: Newspaper Print Nail Art


Good afternoon, how are you all?

I love nail art but I have to admit I am awful at it.. so when I saw this technique in one of Kate (DollyBowBow)'s videos, I just had to give it a go.

Before I go on, I must apologize for how messy they are in the pictures! Far too messy to be uploading to the blogging scene amongst people who are so amazing at make up and nails.. but i was in a rush and unfortunately I'm not one of those people :(






Anyway, I shall go on and explain how to do them.


You will need:

Base colour 
Top coat
10 x newspaper strips
Rubbing alcohol or a spirit, such as vodka
nail varnish remover
cotton buds/Q-tips


How to:

1. Firstly, you need to paint your nails in your chosen base colour. I would suggest going for white or a pale colour. I went for Revlon's Lilac Pastelle.

2. After ensuring the nails are completely dry, take one strip of newspaper and dip into the alcohol - Kate's video says to dip the nail in the alcohol instead, but this is the way I chose to do it. So either way is fine. 

3. Press the alcohol soaked newspaper strip (or dry strip if you've dipped the nail in the alcohol) onto the nails and hold down. You can hold the strip down whatever length of time you require, depending on how clear you want the print to be. I held mine for about 20-30 seconds.

4. Repeat on each nail, then seal each nail with a top coat.

5. Once dry, use a cotton bud or Q-Tip, whatever you want to call them, and nail varnish remover to clean the ink and any spilt base colour from the rest of your finger and around the nail - which I obviously didn't do very well as you can see haha!

That's it, its as simple as that.

I love this nail art. It looks great but is such a simple technique!

Why not give it a go? I'm sure you could all do a much better job that me!

Emily x


Kate's Video : 

36 comments:

  1. Omg that's the coolest nail thing ever! I'm definitely gonna have to give that a go, it looks fantastic!

    -Lucy xox

    http://make-up-mogul.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. these look great..I want to try it now

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  3. Omg these look so amazing and seem super easy to do! Thanks for this x

    http://lucyandbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thank you, and no problem at all ! :)

      xx

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  4. Thats amazing! Thank you so much for sharing, i'll definitely have to have a go at this :)
    Carrie
    xxxx
    http://carriebrighton.blogspot.com

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    1. thankyou! no problem, you should definitely have a go :)

      xx

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  5. nice post! i should try it someday
    followed back
    XOXO
    Adrielle
    http://dailyfashiondream.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this nail look! Think I may try it for one of my manicure Monday posts!

    As always, great post!

    xx

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    1. thank you!

      yeah you should give it a go for sure :)

      xx

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  7. I love nail art and this idea is simply great! Thanks for sharing such a nice post! I'm following you right now, hope you will do same!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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    1. no problem and thank you for the follow ! :)

      sure, I will check out your blog now

      xx

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  8. these nails look amazing! love your blog:) and thanks so much for your lovely comment! I'm really impressed with the ecotools brush so far and I really like it, but I think real techniques brushes are slightly better!:)xx

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    1. thank you very much :)

      thanks for the advice, I've been looking around and I'm thinking real techniques may be the best bet, but I'll probably have a look at the eco-tools too

      xx

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  9. Hi just stumbled across your blog! LOVE this post, such a unique nail art design - haven't really seen anything like it before which is refreshing :) However I don't think I'd be able to stifle the alcohol soak bit, haha vodka is such a strong smell! (Maybe I'm just a wimp?)

    If you have a chance, take a little look at my blog - If you enjoy, maybe we could follow each other? Lucy X

    www.behind-clothes-doors.blogspot.com

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    1. haha yeah it doesn't have the nicest smell!

      of course, I will have a look now :)

      xx

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  10. Such a cool idea! Looks great. I have been looking for some new ideas with what to do with my nails so will need to give this a go.
    Lianne x
    Rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. thankyou for the lovely comment, you should give it a go its so simple to do!

      xx

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  11. i love the look of this.
    will deffo be trying this soon!
    i just need to get some rubbing alcohol

    im your newest follower
    find me at..
    BreezeyBee Blog
    xoXo

    PS: you have word verification on :(

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  12. thankyou, I will look at your blog now :)

    whats word verification ?

    xx

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  13. These look super cute xx

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    1. i love them! :)

      thanks for the comment

      xx

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  14. Hey just passing through to say that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award
    check it out through the link below x

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    1. thank you very much ! i have replied properly over on your post :)

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  15. love it <3 I tried it onced but it didnt work :(

    dio

    diezauberhafteweltdercarmen.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh wow! I've always wanted to try this, and it's always looked so hard, but you made it look so easy.
    I'm definitely going to have a go at this :)
    am following you

    Alexandra

    http://snippets-scribbles.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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    1. yeah it is pretty easy with this method,do give it a go :)

      thankyou very much, am following back!

      xx

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  17. This is actually so cool! I'm going to try this for sure! Thanks for doing this post x

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    1. no problem, let me know how it turns out ! :)

      xx

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  18. This is a fab idea! Think I might even give it ago :)

    Siobhan xxx

    www.glitter-x-couture.blogspot.co.uk

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