I started out with two coats of LA Colors Energy Source. Then cut out the pieces of newspaper. The tutorial suggested 2" by 1" squares, but since my nails are smaller, I just cut then to be about 1" squares. Then I poured rubbing alcohol into a shallow dish and dipped my thumb nail into it to completely cover the nail. Then I picked a piece of newspaper and dropped it in the alcohol. I then fished it out, and ink down placed it on my nail. I then took a folded paper towel and pressed the newspaper piece against my nail for about 15 seconds. I then peeled the newspaper off carefully, and let it dry for awhile before finishing it off with topcoat. I did each nail individually.
The only thing I would do differently, would be to hold the newspaper on the nail for a little longer. I smudged the pinky on my left hand, which you can see above. Other than that I have NO complaints. I look forward to trying this out with different colored polishes and different types of newspaper clippings!
If you are interested in trying nail art, but don't know where to start, I DEFINITELY recommend trying out this technique as its unique and simple!