I use an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of scrapbooking paper..I love the thickness and seems to hold up well to my abuse lol......I start off by picking random collage pieces....I actually adhere them before anything else....next take a good ol crayola crayon (just grab a color that tickles you) then color over entire page. leaving a 1/4" halo around your image(leave that white for now I will get to that "halo" part) ....are you done coloring yet hehehe....ok now take a colored pencil..lets say you picked an orange color crayon for the background....try a red or yellow pencil...experiment with this..you will be surprised with what color combos you come up with!.....now with your colored pencil color over your crayon background....its a pain but the results are really cool!....now if you don't want any white showing thru....go over it again but this time with another colored pencil in the same color as your crayon color you used originally......I know by now your thinking, this woman is nutz (your right hehe) ......now back to that "halo" thing....most of the time I use a bright pink crayon pen (heck I don't know what their even called, It looks like a pen but has a crayon inside) sheesh, ya confused yet? LOL I think I found them at the Dollar General (I will get back to you on that) a regular crayon will work or an oil pastel.....go around the image coloring in the halo...Ok what you think?.....Let me know your results for this! If you have any problems or questions don't hestitate to ask!......I will get to how I create borders in my next Posting! If you would like a visual on this just ask I would be more than happy to post some pics of the process!
Hugs to all and Happy Creating!