Happy first day of September!!! One month to go and I can't wait to have a vacation! I'll be seeing my gorgeous Blogger Friends soon!!! (you girls know who you are *group hugs!!!*)
To start off the month, I will be posting a nail art tutorial that can't get any simpler! You can even challenge your kids to do this (not that I recommend polish application to kids) but you know what I mean! It's FUN to do!
Newspaper art is not an original of mine, I learned this trick via internet and I've seen a couple of the girls have done it! Thanks to all the girls who shared this trick on YouTube and Blogs! Sharing is definitely beautiful!
Keep in mind that the newspaper art doesn't have to be perfect, it's even better if you can choose different font styles. That way, you get a more "dramatically old" newspaper on your nails.
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Apply base coat to protect your nails from yellowing. Paint your base polish. I chose a color closest to a newspaper. Polished used: Essie Playa Del Platinum.
Before you proceed, keep in mind that the base polish SHOULD BE completely dry before you start preparing the things needed to create this art!
Since we're all about beauty here, I got an old page of Fashion & Beauty from The Philippine Star. Not that it makes a difference as you won't be able to read the words anyway upon transfer! But it's the thought that counts! :)
Cut them into rectangular shape like the ones below.
I randomly cut fonts with regular letter and bold ones.
Fill a small dish with rubbing alcohol
Step 2:Once your base polish is dry, dip each finger into the alcohol for approximately 5-10 seconds.
Take a piece of pre-cut newspaper and quickly stick it on your nail, apply with pressure and try not to move the tiny piece of newspaper. Press the center, then firmly press the sides for at least 10 seconds.
Step 4:Gently peel the newspaper and the ink will be transferred onto your nails.
Immediately apply a top coat to prevent the ink from smudging. If you do not have top coat, you can use a clear polish!
If some of the ink gets transferred to the sides of the fingers, feel free to clean it with a cotton bud with polish remover.
Voila! Don't I look smart with this art? :P
I plan to do another version with Chinese Newspaper!!! :)
Come on, you would at least want to try this right?If you cave in and decided to do this art, I'd love to see a shot of the final look!
Keep smilin'Stay happy!