Tuesday, January 17, 2012

China Glaze - Pelican Grey; Argyle Tutorial

Hey guys! Even though I'm super busy, I made you all a tutorial! I promise to be a good blogger soon and respond to my comments and show some blog love but I'm so swamped right now!

I don't know about you guys, but I've been seeing argyle all over lately. I've seen a few bloggers do their take on it, but none of the tutorials I've seen have taken out the mystery of how it was done for me, so i made my own!

I used a base of China Glaze Pelican Grey. I love this! I picked it up at Sally's thinking it was a grey creme, but I was happily wrong! It's a dove grey with a barely detectable shimmer in it. So in love. This is two thin coats. So to make the argyle, this is what I did. I used all acrylic paints for these!

Make a diagonal line in whatever color you want. I wanted to use black, white and grey, so I used black for this part.

Then make another line to make sort of a y. I find this easier than just doing an 'x' pattern because I'm less likely to mess up.

Connect another short line to finish the criss-cross, and fill in the left and right triangles.

To make the dotted lines, I found that it was more precise and even if I first made four dots where the four corners of your dotted square will be.

On these, make small 'v' shapes, then in between your v's make short lines.

There you go! Easy argyle! Don't mind my smeared ring finger. I banged it a bit but I have no time to fix it!

So who of you watches Glee and was REALLY angry with the ending of tonight's episode!! Wah!


  1. This is so cute and simple! ANd argyle is one of my favorite patterns! I'm definitely going to have to try this! :)

  2. I love the grey! Your design is so cute!

  3. Oooh how simple and cute. Great tutorial Megan!

  4. Love that gray on you!!
    and the argyle is so cute!! Will definitely have to try it one day! :)

  5. Super cute!! I have to try this!!!

  6. Great tutorial and I love that grey! So pretty!