If you're a beginner and have really clumsy hands, I suggest you use a dotting tool or a toothpick so it would be easier for you to do this.
Apply 1-2 coats of your base color. I don't recommend doing more than 2 coats cuz if you do, it's gonna be really thick. It's gonna be a pain in the ass to dry after applying the other color.
Make dots. It depends on your preference how many.
Immediately after putting dots connect then to the top of your nail. Do it quickly cuz the dots might dry and look prominen like mine. I'm kinda doing my nails as we go along so that's why.
Clean of the sides after you're done with all of your nails. Mine kinda looks like the hulk-ish. Also don't forget to apply top coat- or not. Whatever you like.
You can also do the bottom. I did mine on my right hand cuz it's easier to do when you're using your left hand.