My mom showed me an article a while back about different manicure ideas. One of the ideas was to transfer newsprint from a newspaper using alcohol. The words come out backwards (mirrored). I thought that transferring Chinese characters would make the mirror-thing less noticeable. I picked up a free Chinese newspaper at the Asian market and gave it a try. I transferred the newsprint by swiping my nail with alcohol and then pressing on a piece of newspaper. Then I carefully peeled it off, leaving behind the newsprint and some paper too. I'm not sure I used the best technique. Maybe I should dip the paper in alcohol or something. After each nail I put on a layer of topcoat. Next time I need to use a different nail polish. Something more white. And matte.