Then I had to scrape off the sticky-glue-residue stuff. This is not good for your manicure.
Next I photocopied a Zentangled ensemble and cut a piece to fit into the bottom of the box. I used Mat medium to stick it down and put a layer of mat medium on top to seal it.
The top was more involved because it had a shiny surface with pictures on it. I painted gesso over the top and allowed it to dry. Since I'm impatient I used a blowdryer to speed up the process. Then I cut a pice of the photocopied zentangle and wallpapered the box with it. I used mat medium to adhere and to seal it.
Ta Da! Now my husband thinks he should get an iPhone 5 so that I can make another pen box....which might lead to the need to buy more pens!