Monday, August 5, 2013

Crafting Update - Eid Party Distressed Wooden Sign

Do you ever have one of those days that no matter what you do, nothing gets done?  Yup, we had one today.  We had grand ideas for our Ramadan Craft Challenge, but those grand ideas were just ideas today.  Insha'Allah those ideas will happen for us tomorrow, but in the meantime we did accomplish one thing: the completion of our Eid Party sign!

Please note that despite the warm weather, it took a couple of white coats of paint and several drying periods to get this sign done.  So if you are having a party, make sure to plan ahead and make this sign early.

After the paint finally dried, we used the sandpaper to take off the layer of white that was on top of the Petroleum Jelly.  Since we had added on a few layers, this step took a little elbow grease.

Once the layers of white has been taken off, place your carbon paper on your sign with your Eid Party template on top.  Using your pencil, draw out the letters.  Really push down hard on the paper as you're trying to make a mark on several coats of paint.  Take off the papers and paint your letters green.

Your Eid Party distressed wood sign is done!  You can leave it like this or if you'd like it to last for a long time, you can add a layer of Mod Podge for protection.  We left ours alone so that the elements outside can help a little more with the patina of the wood.

1 comment:

Maysem said...

Cute! Pinning it. :)

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