How To Do Newspaper Print Nails At Home – Easy DIY You will need : ~white or light grey nail polish ~a newspaper ~vodka or rubbing alcohol ~clear topcoat Direction: Apply white or light grey polish. allow to dry completely. Dip one finger nail into either vodka or rubbing alcohol. wet the entire nail. let the nail soak for about 15 seconds. Take a small piece of newspaper and press it firmly onto the wet nail for 15 seconds. Peel off the newspaper to reveal the graphic type. if it smudges, gently wipe away the newsprint with alcohol-soaked cotton ball and start over. Repeat process for all nails, add clear topcoat. when the topcoat has dried, wash your hands to get rid of any residual newsprint on your fingertips.