The first thing I did was sand off any residual sealer and tried to open up the wood. Afterward, I wanted to try the "pickling" technique but not with a basic white wash. So I mixed together some white, blue, and red acrylic paint and then diluted about 60% with water to try and achieve a light violet wash for an aged appearance.
Once dried, I matte modpodged two prints by expat French artist, John James Audubon, famous for birds.
There are a few things I would do differently were I to do this again. Namely, sand more, potentially go with a white wash instead of a violet wash, and reconsider the print placements. But it was a learning experience and a fun paint job, if nothing else.