I've tried checkers a couple times since I got my new detail brush. I tried outlining the squares and then filling them in and that didn't work. I also tried doing the squares individually and that's what I did this time. I used a white as a base coat and the blue is Pure ice french kiss .
It came out with a kind of dinery feel to it in my opinion. Like the napkins or table tops in a burger joint. The first time I tried checkers ( and failed miserably), I used bright red and white. I think I've improved greatly since then.