Create your own square dotting tool (though I admit, I was hoping for squares with crisper edges) and stamp away.
For the pencil tool (studier, but harder to get teeny neat squares), you'll need:
- a pencil with an eraser at the back
- another pencil to draw with
- a ruler
- a linoleum cutter
For the linoleum tool (slightly flimsier, but capable of smaller squares), you'll need:
- a scrap piece of linoleum tile, rubber, or something along those lines
Step 1: Make a Pencil Tool
2. Rub the eraser with the pencil as perfectly perpendicular to the table as you can to smoothen it out.
3. Draw out a 1/16 by 1/16 in square on the eraser.
4. Carve away the outsides using the linoleum cutter.
Step 2: Test Out the Pencil Tool
Usually what happens is that there are stray marks around the edges. Carve those pesky bits off the perimeter of the eraser so that you end up with a clean print.
Step 3: Or... Make a Linoleum Stamping Tool
1. Cut a strip off a scrap piece of linoluem.
2. Check the ends to make sure they are square. And voila, you're done!
3. Test it out by stamping on a piece of paper.
Step 4: Design Your Invaders
Step 5: Start Painting Your Nails!
2. Solid color: I used a normal white nail polish from Forever21 for this layer. I took two coats to cover the purple base coat.
3. Using your spanking new stamping tool, stamp out your design on your nails!