I've looked at this box all week and knew I had to make something using it. When a travel journal came to mind, I knew just the images I had to use.
The first thing I did was to lightly sand much of the design away, allowing the "Nuts on the Go" message to stand out. An oak color waterbased stain was used over the sanded surface.
This image from Rock Candy Studios is perfect for the journal. "Monkey Boys" is from their Manly Man Collage CD. They definitely look like 'nuts on the go'.
From Rock Candy's Ephemera Collage CD, I printed several images to add to the cover. The nameplate is also from their metal wares.
Black pencil marks were used to emphasize the images and edges of the book. A russet red paper covers the inside of the journal and the edges were sewn with a zigzag stitch for more detail. The twenty page journal was bound using the Zutter and is ready to use.