Newspaper nail art designs are super pretty and unique. But are they hard to DIY? Not at all! This tutorial will show you just how easy it is to create this interesting manicure!
For a DIY nail art enthusiast like me, finding the easiest way to get the design I want is always my priority. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to bling out my manicures but if I can have gorgeous nails with just a few steps and tools, then that would be so much better.
How To | Paper Transfer Nail Art Tutorial
A paper transfer is a neat technique to create a unique nail art design! It doesn’t need a lot of materials or time to finish, unlike the water marbling or gel manicures. And you don’t have to be super artistic to pull this look off either. All you’ll need is some rubbing alcohol (or water!) and a little patience for this nail art design.
With this tutorial, you can use newspapers, magazine cutouts, and even colorful paper designs to create art on your nails!
What you’ll need for this paper transfer nail art tutorial:
- white or light color nail polish
- rubbing alcohol
- small cup
- newspaper clippings or colorful design of your choice
- nail polish topcoat
Step 1: Start With Opaque White Base
First off, paint your nails with a white base. You can also use a light colored nail polish. A nice opaque canvas is what we’re aiming for, so you’d likely need a couple of coats. Wait until your nails are dry before moving on to the paper transfer.
Step 2: Cut Up Pieces Of Paper To Use
Cut out some old newspaper or magazine pages into ten small square pieces. You can also use some bright colored designs if you don’t want to put words on your nails. Nevertheless, these small squares must be big enough to cover your entire nail.
Step 3: Soak Paper In Alcohol
Pour your alcohol into a small cup, then soak your paper. Make sure all of the paper is soaked in the alcohol. You can also use water but rubbing alcohol give you a clearer transfer.
Step 4: Press On Nail
Immediately press one of the paper squares onto your nail with the image facing down. Don’t move your paper around.
TIP: Press on it until it’s completely adhered.
Wait about 30 seconds and remove carefully. The longer you press it the clearer the design will be.
Step 5: Protect With Top Coat
Wait about 5 minutes before applying a top coat. This will help protect the design and make your nail art pretty and glossy.
Here’s the finished product!
Tip: Paste on rhinestones for added bling!
Check out the paper transfer nail art video tutorial from ImGirlYouDontKnow:
It’s way easier than it looks, right? Paper transfer nails are not as complicated as they seem and their super budget-friendly too! You don’t need to buy any special products or materials to get this unique nail art design!
Are you ready to try this design out yourself? Let us know how well you did in the comment section below!
Want more nail art tutorials? Then try to do this easy tri-color design for your next manicure!