This photo shows how the book folds together.
In some of my photos, I will place two sheets of white paper behind the page to concentrate on the page I've made. I do this especially when I have other pages in progress behind the page I was photographing and didn't want the page behind to distract.
Now for Teesha's technique. I can detail her methods since she gives permission to do so.
First I drew an outline of my mermaid on the page. Then I cut out scales to do the tail. You then put the scales down so they overlap. Teesha uses a Tombow double sided tape dispenser to glue everything down. I've had problems with using double sided tape. I've lost scales off of this page so it doesn't work well for me. Perhaps my tape was too old LOL.
Here is the finished product. Before I changed it ;).