here is a completed journal using the same basic technique...
So lets start on this River song book box....
you are going to need:
book box (or blank journal)
sheet of grunge board (or other reasonably thick card or chipboard)
Blue acrylic paints (I chose DecoArt multi-surface paints in "night sky" and blue lagoon.)
Metallic lustres. (optional if you want your box to look new, but i like an aged "used" look to mine)
I begin assembling my pieces and glueing them in to place, working from the outside in .... (my book box only looks navy because it was once altered as a textured jewelled book box and has had all that scraped off. so its a realtering of a previous alteration. i painted it to make it look neutral and show up the steps easier.)