So this is kind of the extent of my nail art skills. It is surprisingly easy to do and looks very complex.  I used an old copy of The Awakening but you can use any old paperback or newspaper. Just make sure that the print is kind of small so it will show up on your nails. Austen represent!

Step 1:

Paint your nails. Any color will do as long as it's light enough to show the print.  If you use cream or white, the text will really look like newsprint!

Step 2:

Cut squares of your paper just bigger than your nail. Be sure to cut extras in case you're not happy with the text placement. 

Step 3:

Dip your squares in rubbing alcohol, or in my case, raspberry vodka (don't judge, that's all I had)!

Step 4:

Press the soaked square on to your nail and repeat for one whole hand.  Let dry for one minute and slowly peel the paper off. 

Step 5:

Paint with a clear coat (my preference is Seche Vite) and you're all set!