The pictures should speak for themselves for the most part.

Yes, you could just make an "X", but I tend to mess that up, so doing each line individually is easier for me.

Don't worry too much about how smooth things are.  A good top coat will conceal any lumpies.

The above picture is just to show you how I avoid having a large ball of polish on the end of my brush.  Dip and drag.

I used Sally Hansen Wet Cement for the base color, white Stripe Rite (which is acrylic paint, not polish) and China Glaze Liquid Leather for the "stitching."  Don't hesitate to leave a comment or message me if you have any question!