I've been wanting to do this design for a while. It is just such a process. I decided to shoe how I did it just to make it an even longer process for me. Ha Ha.
For someone who has the larger checker stamping plates and is good at lining up the stamp to be even then I would suggest that. For those like me who don't have the larger plate and even if they did would drive themselves crazy trying to line it up perfectly then you could do what I did and paint the checks on.
This is what I used:
Black Stripe Rite
Black Acrylic paint diluted with water about 50%
Neon Pink, Yellow, Magenta and Turquoise
Colors I used:
Ultra Pro fuchsia rage, solar flare, & punkie purple
Santee beach blue
Sinful Colors snow me white
With the stiper make thin even lines going down and then across. The thinner the better.
With your dotting tool and acrylic paint fill in every other square to create your checker pattern. You can use a tooth pick or the really pointy end of the dotting tool to get into the little corner.
Then wait a few minutes for the black to dry, clean up around the nail, and top off with your fave top coat. Mine is Seche Vite.