Start by painting your piece of wood.
Mark the your line intervals (I did 2 inch gaps).
Position the tape.
Mark which colors go where (I recommend using a streak, I had to rub the brush quite hard since the dots I put showed through at first).
Paint your stripes.
Allow to dry for about an hour and then remove the tape.
Allow to fully dry.
For the distressing I pulled out my distressing scrap booking ink and made some marks.
Finally I pulled off the vinyl, had the musicmaker help me position it on the wood and carefully pulled away the transfer paper.