I used a ton of different colors. I knew i wanted a black background, and soon found out that rep polish just disappears on top of it. I mixed up red, orange, yellow, and white for the end color of the eyes and chin. Still wanting to have a really choppy background and the recognizable stripe background, I tried several red polishes. Crackle, creme, glitter... All of the above! It still looked not Samurai Jack enough. I took red polish and a fan brush and ran it across lightly and the eyes and chin. And... Oh yeah.... That's the stuff. I finished with a matte top coat. Samurai Jack may like glitter, but he's no glossy Mr.!