At least my first attempt at free-handing a houndstooth pattern turned out pretty good (:
I actually have no idea what a “houndstooth” pattern actually is or where it originated, but I do know that the name makes no sense to me. So, there’s that. I used these tutorials as my guide.
These nails started with three coats of Darcy, which I allowed to dry. I then randomly dabbed Thandie around my nails and used a brush dipped in acetone to spread the color. This was topped with a coat of Glossy Glam. I then used my detail brush and acrylic paint to add on the houndstooth pattern. Everything was sealed in with another layer of Glossy Glam.