Friday, June 3, 2011

Literary Manicure

 Since it's Friday and it's been such an exciting week, I thought I'd post something fun today.

Without further ado, I bring you the LITERARY MANICURE:

A must have for any writer, don't you think?

I'll show you how to do it. First, gather your supplies.

You'll need:
  1. A newspaper
  2. Scissors
  3. Rubbing Alcohol
  4. A small bowl
  5. Light-colored nail polish
  6. Clear overcoat
To start, paint at least two coats of the light-colored nail polish onto your nails and let it dry completely.

Next, cut the newspaper into quarter-sized squares. When you're finished, pour the rubbing alcohol into a small bowl and soak only one finger in the alcohol for about five seconds.

When you remove your nail from the alcohol, immediately press the square of newspaper onto the entire surface of the nail and hold for about ten seconds.

Make sure not to move the paper or the ink will smear. Wait about ten seconds before removing the paper.

If you didn't have the paper moist enough, some of it may stick to your nails. Once you peel back the paper you'll also notice that the print is reversed. But that's okay - it still looks cool.

After you've finished imprinting all of your nails go ahead and top the ink off with a clear coat to seal it in.

Your finished nails should look something like this:

Cool, right?

Happy Friday!!!


  1. So what does it say about you if you use the New York Times, versus, say the Washington Post, or maybe just The Stranger?

  2. It'd be cooler if you put comic book images on there, but this ain't bad. Oh, and if you're expecting me to follow this example, sorry. Nail polish really doesn't go well with my tattoos. :)

  3. This is awesome! :-) I'm trying it!

  4. Oh WOW. I thought the Sally Hansen crackle stuff was neat but this is A. May. Zing.

  5. RUNS TO TRY ASAP! I LOVE NAIL THINGS, if you've seen my mermaids and nail polish post.