― we're showing you how newspaper and rubbing alcohol can give your tips and toes a typographic edge. Not sure how to create this newspaper nail effect? ∙ You Need: ∙ Base and Top Coat & nail Polish.Any newspaper (use a foreign language newspaper for an even more abstract design!)Rubbing Alcohol. ∙ 1 - apply a thin layer of your favorite base coat. Then, apply two coats of any polish in a light to medium shade. Choose a creamy, non-shimmery texture for best results. [...].