1) Tear off 5, 1 inch pieces of masking tape and place them on something you can cut on ( i used a plastic lid off of a container). 2) With a pen draw a zig-zag pattern across each piece of tape. 3) Go over the pattern with an x-acto knife. 4) Peel the tape away to get 10 pieces. 5) Paint your nails a light color, let dry, then place your tape across each nail. 6) Paint your nails a complimenting darker color ( make sure its a color you only need to do one coat of, it'll make it easier to peel the tape away). Let dry.