Vision Boxes are 3-D mixed media projects. The book shows you ways to make your own boxes or you can buy a deep frame at the craft store and work from that. (I think shadow boxes would probably also work.) There are a lot of cute ideas in the books with a list of supplies in order to duplicate them, but I think if I get around to making one of them I will modify it so it is more "me".
The book is full color and shows images throughout the steps of creating the boxes so you can be sure not to "mess up" (however, a lot of times in crafts such as these it is often the things that are done as a mistake that really give the items a life and look of their own!)