Eid Party Distressed Wooden Sign Part 1 {Tutorial}

Today’s Ramadan craft has been turned into a two part session due to weather.  We got lots of rain today, which means no sunshine, so our paint still had not dried at 10:30pm.  We’ll show you all the steps that we got to below, and isA, tomorrow we will finish our sign.

With our upcoming Eid party being held at a community public park, we wanted to have a sign that would point our friends towards our event.  I had come across a website showing distressed wooden signs and thought they looked easy to do.

Pre-cut wood plank
Eid Party printout
Petroleum jelly
Carbon paper
Brown acrylic paint
Green acrylic paint
Silver acrylic paint
White acrylic paint

Randomly place the brown and silver acrylic paint all over your board, making sure to hit the four corners. Wait for this to dry.

Rub Petroleum Jelly over the board that has either the brown or the silver paint.  Wherever you put the Jelly, will show under your top coat color.

Paint the board white all over.  Wait to dry.

And wait…and wait…and wait…we just couldn’t get the paint to dry today as it was a wet, gloomy, icky day.  Tomorrow they say the clouds are to clear, but we’ll see what happens. 


I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.