I was originally planning on still using it as a picture frame, so I gessoed it, thinking I would paint and/ or collage on it.
After thinking about it some more, I decided that I didn't want to keep the picture frame part and thought I would cover it with paper- or something, and decided to fill in the holes with dimensional magic. I've got this really old bottle- like 15 years old, and it's all yellowed, so I try to use it whenever I know it won't matter.
Next step: After adding another layer of gesso, I inked around the edges with tea dye distress ink.
I cut some cardstock slightly smaller than each panel,
covered it with dictionary paper,
and inked them with tea dye distress ink.
At this point, I still wasn't sure where I was going with this, but I figured I'd just keep going and eventually I'd get somewhere. I stamped four butterflies, cut them out, and accented them with a Gelly Roll clear stardust glitter pen.
I glued them on, but I knew it would need something else.
I had these paper flowers I made a few weeks ago and thought I'd try them.
The finished product! I think it turned out pretty good. It's definitely more my style now.