Sunday, May 29, 2011


I'm so pleased with how this manicure turned out, I didn't expect this technique to work very well. I transfered clips of the newspaper onto my nails using rubbing alcohol. The base color is Xtreme Wear Wet Cement. The writing will smudge off easily, so its best to apply a topcoat as quickly as possible. The top coat will also rub off the design so use very few brush strokes.

Left hand:

Right Hand:

                                                      Xtreme Wear Wet Cement by itself

To do this you will need:
             - Rubbing Alcohol
             - Q-Tips, or cottonballs
             - Newspaper clippings
             - Top Coat

The Process:
            1. Secure a piece of newspaper to your nail, with the ink side facing down.        
            2. With the other hand, dip your Q-Tip or cottonball into the rubbing alcohol.
            3. Press the saturated Q-Tip against the newspaper for about 30 seconds, make
                sure not to move the clipping around the nail too much while doing this.
            4. Carefully remove the newspaper.
            5. Wait a little for the rubbing alcohol to dry.
            6. Apply top coat! Use as few strokes as possible so you don't smudge the design                      

1 comment:

  1. Can you elaborate on the image transfer using rubbing alcohol? I could guess at it, but I'd rather not. Thanks!