― This is pretty cool and so easy to do... ∙ You'll need: base coat, sheet of newspaper, rubbing alcohol or vodka and a top coat. ∙ Trim and file your nails into desired shape.Paint your nails in a solid colour, lighter the colour the better. I used Barry M in 'nude'.After your nails have dried, cut or tear 10 strips of newspaper. Enough to cover each nail.Dip your finger into a bowl of alcohol. Place the newspaper strip on the nail and hold firmly for 10 seconds. Then remove gently. [...].