Gather your supplies.
Find images in your ephemera pile that go together nicely and fit on your lighter. I chose a beautiful Cambodian dancer threatening a distressed business man with The Shocker.
Find some colors of tissue paper that compliment the images.
Slather your tissue paper with a glue stick and press it down all around the lighter. Experiment with layering and tearing and don't be afraid of some wrinkling. (This is the first time that I've covered the bottom)
Glue on your images. I find that smaller pieces are easier to put glue on if I drag them over the glue stick.
I added details with white out, permanent markers, and a little colored pencil.
On the other side, I painted smears of white out over the tissue paper and then did a "Sharpie VanGogh" with lots of colors and little dashes. I added more white out in celestial shapes on top of that and colored them with a yellow marker.
Finally, seal your lighter. Mod Podge is definitely the easiest method, but I don't have any, so I have used packaging tape. I apply the tape vertically and to one side at a time so that the seams are on the edges. I put one more piece on the bottom and trimmed off the excess with my exacto blade.