The design I chose is a stripe of Italian flags, to go with the DIY paint scheme on my Ducati. It is positioned off-center right and runs from front to back. Add a few phrases to help communicate a some heart-felt sentiments and I'm done.
The painting started with a white base coat. I taped off both sides along with the white sections of the flag. Next, a coat of red for the flag, tape off that area, a coat of green and tape off that area. Last was the thin black strips that seperate the flags. Obviously I waited for the paint to dry before each taping.
A few coats of clear, reassemble, and reattach my mini-mp3 (connected to communicator speakers in the helmet) and I'm ready to ride again. Not bad for rattle-can spray paint.
It's not fancy or perfect, but it's not white either.