Paper Casting Tutorial (Eventually)

First - just so you know, I am not an expert here.  I only just started doing this sort of thing a few weeks ago, so I'm just sharing with you what I know at this point.  You may know way more than me, and if you do, and you'd like to share any tips or suggestions, you're very welcome to do so.  In fact, you're encouraged, nay, implored to do so.  'K?

Enough with the drama.

First, a bit of an intro.