About this project
Published

Time
Time:0h30
Difficulty
Tricky
Crafts
Nail Painting

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La Cañada Flintridge, California, US
2010
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Actual houndstooth pattern for those who have LOTS of time on their hands.

This took literally HOURS. It's insane how much life I waste on my nails. But then again, I'm not really wasting because I like to do them ♥

This indicated is for PER NAIL. Not including drying time either!

Instructions

You Will Need


Cost
Cheap

  1. How to paint a checkered nail. Houndstooth Pattern Nails - Step 1 1

    Just a few horizontal lines and then two vertical ones. Should be pretty straight-forward. These are easier to do with a thinner brush, but not too thin because the lines would be way too small. That would result it huge squares =/

  2. How to paint a checkered nail. Houndstooth Pattern Nails - Step 2 2

    One kinda french type thing, but COMPLETELY straight. Or as straight as possible.

  3. How to paint a checkered nail. Houndstooth Pattern Nails - Step 3 3

    So now you got your squares. You could always paint them individually, but they look messy that way in my opinion.

    Three steps to turn the little squares into those houndstooth things. I have no idea what they're called so don't ask me~




  4. How to paint a checkered nail. Houndstooth Pattern Nails - Step 4 4

    You can use a glitter like I did or some interesting (and hopefully matching) color.

  5. 5

    It's basically a slideshow with more photos. Both the drawing ones on here and step-by-step photos of my nails.

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Yaoichou™
Yaoichou™ · Portsmouth, England, GB · 6 projects

Cant it be called both?

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Apple B.
Apple B. · Rockford, Illinois, US · 4 projects

This is genius! I was trying to find a tutorial on how to paint a pattern like this, and your directions were very clear. I think I can do this now. :3

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TeddyKana
TeddyKana · La Cañada Flintridge, California, US · 3 projects

Yeah I know. Konad does EVERYTHING, but it feels boring to me if you don't really work hard on it.

A great feeling of success comes from a great deal of time wasted/used.

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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 6 projects

some one posted a how-to and imt used stapms and yaoichou its hounds tooth not dogs tooth

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Nethyria
Nethyria · Jaén, Andalusia, ES

One day I'll try this pattern, because it's very elegant... but looks too difficult for me at the moment! :p

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 368 projects

Looks great!

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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects

CUTE!!

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Yaoichou™
Yaoichou™ · Portsmouth, England, GB · 6 projects

Omg so cool! Happy I love dog tooth, wish I could have my nails like that Happy lol

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