Monday, September 15, 2014

Spifster Inspired Delicate Line Nail Art

Spifster Inspired Delicate Line Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Today's 31 Day Challenge prompt is delicate print. This is one of the challenge prompts that inevitably makes people say "WTF is delicate print?", but really it's up for your interpretation! This year, I chose to pay homage to a very talented nail artist known for her incredibly delicate line detailing: Spifster.

Spifster Inspired Delicate Line Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Nail polishes used:
Formula X Enticing (camel)
Formula X Extraordinary (grey)
Formula X Memorable (blue)
Formula X Dark Matter (black)
Edinburgh Realism #4 nail art brush

I did my best to channel my inner Spifster on this nail design, incorporating super skinny lines and solid blocks of black. I'll tell you what, doing freehand linework this fine is exhausting. I was constantly correcting my lines, cleaning them up, and holding my breath to keep my hand steady. I think I watched three episodes of Ink Master on Netflix during the time it took me to finish these nails.

Still, I'm very proud of the outcome, especially since I've never been able to achieve such fine linework with nail polish before. Now to keep practicing so I can speed it up!

Spifster Inspired Delicate Line Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Check out my previous delicate print manicures:


  1. Wow, I am going to have to practice for YEARS before I could ever get lines that straight freehanded. :P They look awesome!

  2. These are amazing! I love Spifster's work on IG, and you did it justice for sure!

    I think I found my Day 31 manicure ;)

  3. Dark Euridice Caro LinaSeptember 15, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Such a creative manicure! Amazing!

  4. I think I just died and went to nail art heaven!


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