Well, as promised here is the first practice of my new technique! I usually steer clear of digital editing but due to time constraints, I had to come up with a better solution than hand collage. (thinking back that was a pretty stupid idea !) So I scanned in all the textures I made and layered them on photoshop.
Before and After:
The one on the left was my original rough. The one on the right I coloured, rescanned and erased the white background with my textures as a layer underneath - thus creating a finished page! Sort of ... this is only a test version I did - the edges are obviously not aligned in this one so will probs need to redo the backgrounds. But this is generally what it will look like:
Trying to think of a better tool to use than just the eraser tool... Working on it atm and will be posting the work in progress on my blog. Any ideas would be appreciated!