So, I let the paint dry overnight and went down this morning to apply the patterned paper I had picked out. I love the paper. It's been in my stash for a while just waiting for a project worthy of cutting into it. This is the project! Here is a pic of the paper applied and then sanded - I tend to sand/weather/distress a lot of the pieces I make.
After I sanded the piece I rubbed it down with some dark ink on a sponge and started adding some embellishments like the stamping and the tag with text. I have lots more pieces to add on.