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WeisserRegenbogen
« on: January 28, 2010 10:31:04 PM »

Here's the idea: get some clear nailpolish, apply a base coat. cut a piece of newspaper (or what else you have at hand) of approximately the size of your nail and put it on top of the base coat when it's still wet. Let dry, trim the excess and apply another clear coat for protection.

et voil!



hehe Cheesy
(hope this is the right forum section >.<)
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010 10:36:21 PM »

holycrap, as soon as I'm getting clear nail polish, I'm doingthis. This rocks! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010 10:38:27 PM »

I'll have to remember this when I'm out of fingernail polish.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010 10:43:50 PM »

awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010 10:51:12 PM »

Genius! I'm going to do this now.
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010 11:08:17 PM »

how flibberty awesome is this??? I MUST needs try this. I've tried doing single letters on my nails before...but this is  awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2010 11:17:08 PM »

This looks fabulous. How easy is it to get off?

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2010 11:56:56 PM »

 Shocked This looks great...
My sister saw the post and wanted her nails done... Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2010 01:24:22 AM »

great idea!
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2010 04:21:11 AM »

hahaha, didn't expect that much of an echo Tongue thanks a lot!

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it does come off okay. after the top coat is gone you might have to soak the paper a bit so the polish underneath is dissolved Smiley But then you can probably pull off the paper in whole, so no nasty scrap scratching Cheesy

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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010 04:59:27 AM »

What an awesome idea!  I'm definitely going to try this.  I wonder how the comic pages might look...
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« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010 05:25:09 AM »

Awesome idea! I'll have to try it sometime!
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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010 05:58:12 AM »

Great idea.

What an awesome idea!  I'm definitely going to try this.  I wonder how the comic pages might look...

I'm sure comics would be awesome, as long as some images were small enough to capture the effect.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2010 07:21:20 AM »

This is so simple and yet so devastatingly awesome.  I'm not a get-yer-nails-done girl, but I'm a librarian & a book nerd... so I'll be doing this tonight.  Awesome!   Grin
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010 07:57:24 AM »

JUST GENIUS. Sometimes the simplest things have the most WOW factor.  Looking around for some clear polish.....
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010 10:04:56 AM »

this is so cool! as a university English student I feel the need to have this, and am ironically going to put off writing my Children's Lit paper to do so. Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2010 01:54:58 PM »

Let's just say the department next to mine at work is scrapbooking! Oh, the imagination turning....
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2010 03:02:28 PM »

Oh! I love this! My daughter is going to try this out with her Star Wars comics. (Not to worry, no collectibles will be harmed!) I shall try Zim!
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« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2010 03:07:21 PM »

What fun!  I may try this on toes when I get around to redoing them.  I've been hacking up worn books to make book safes and so have a great source of material.  Whee!
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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2010 06:13:29 PM »

Ah man, this is a great idea!  I'm going to have to try this... right away.  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 29, 2010 06:54:22 PM »

So so SO cool.  Definitely want to try this!
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« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2010 11:25:18 PM »

one word. awesome.

i love this idea!!!
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« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2010 08:46:57 AM »

i tried it with newspaper and it just made a really big mess....and turned my toes black. but I think I did something wrong (ie not letting it dry cause i'm an impatient loser) so I'll try again. haha

EDIT: i tried it again and the paper definitely will just not stick to my nails. it peels right off easier than that plasticy peel-off kids' polish. iunno.
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2010 05:10:18 PM »

Fabulous!  I really wish I had nails now!
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« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2010 11:03:04 PM »

i tried it with newspaper and it just made a really big mess....and turned my toes black. but I think I did something wrong (ie not letting it dry cause i'm an impatient loser) so I'll try again. haha

EDIT: i tried it again and the paper definitely will just not stick to my nails. it peels right off easier than that plasticy peel-off kids' polish. iunno.

oh that's too bad!!

I haven't it tried it yet because I want to grow my nails first. I've been so nervous about things lately that i've chewed them all off. Yes, a disgusting habit I know.
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« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2010 02:35:26 AM »

cherry_blossom55
oh, I'm sorry for that ><
you have to let the base with the paper dry entirely,  or the solvents in the polish will make the ink all glibberish and the paper more likely to come off. that's my explanation for this at least. Also it could be the ink itself... I used newspapers for this, if you used something inkjet printed that could also be a reason. those solve more easily. I hope you'll find the courage for another try Cheesy

if the paper peels off easily, I'd suggest a clear base coat, completely dry, then the second base coat with the paper. maybe this helps?
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« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2010 06:49:15 AM »

well, it goes something like this:

1. apply base coat
2. press and hold piece of newspaper for 1 solid minute
3. remove fingers, newspaper is just sitting on my nail, having soaked up all the nailpolish and not stuck to anything

...so maybe your suggestion of 2 base coats would help. either way, I'm in need of breakfast atm, so I will do it later. Cheesy
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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2010 04:26:40 PM »

oooh, awesome idea!!! thank you for sharing!  i see a trend coming in papercraft nails!
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« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2010 09:08:35 PM »

I tried this out and it worked! Got a lot of excitement and confusion from people at school. I don't think I'll paint my nails! Think about all the paper: notebook, magazines, art!! List is endless. What about chip bags?! Lol. Thanks for showing us this idea!!
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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2010 01:13:39 PM »

this is just too awesome... will definitely try this out Wink
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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2010 04:04:48 PM »

That is so incredibly cool!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2010 07:11:47 AM »

That is FABULOUS!  I'm an editor by trade, so I absolutely LOVE this idea!
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2010 08:03:30 AM »

great idea!! can't wait to try ^^
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« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2010 11:16:04 AM »

That is so cool!!  Smiley What is the easiest way to cut the paper to the right size?
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« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2010 12:33:18 PM »

I think I eyeballed it and then traced the contour on the nail (wih the paper on top) when I hadn't applied the base coat yet Wink
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« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2010 06:37:51 PM »

that is INSANELY awesome! Grin
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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2010 10:07:46 AM »

 Shocked What a great idea. An not often do I see quite so original of one. Great job and I will be trying this. You could also cut the pieces you want to create your favorite phrase or quote. Lots of fun with this one thanks again.
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« Reply #37 on: March 12, 2010 08:18:28 PM »

Um this is AMAZING I'm so going to have to try this out tomorrow when I'm not lazy!
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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2010 05:25:26 PM »

This is too too TOO (insert word expressing greatness)!!  I have a feeling that I will end up doing nails for my daughter and her friends!!  Way cool!  Thanks for posting this idea!
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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2010 10:56:49 AM »

This makes me smile! Great idea!
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« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2010 12:55:26 PM »

I tried this today! Soo cute by the way. The thumbs came off already but the rest seem stuck on good. I had the best results when I let the paper and base coat dry completely before applying the top coat. I also used text from those flyers you get in your newspaper, and I think that the paper is a little thicker than normal newsprint so next time I am going to try plain newspaper with hopefully better results..

I am assuming that people may be having trouble for 2 reasons: too much basecoat or too thick paper.

I think that tissue paper might be a really cool alternative for this as well if you wanted some fun colour and texture! I am going to try that next. Thanks for the post it was great Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2010 03:39:54 PM »

That looks awesome! I'm trying it right now. I'm picking out words I like and using those. Wink Thanks for the lovely idea. Cool
What I just found is that it does take a little while to dry, so you do have to be a bit patient and wait before putting on the top coat. I had to push it down on my nail for a couple of min. to get it to stay and then wait a little bit after that for it to be completely dry.
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« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2010 08:52:38 AM »

WOW! How did you ever come up with this idea? I'm definitely trying this!
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