Ok so i was reading the thread on how to finish with material... but the whole time they explain using that "stuff" but what do you have to do to use paper? is there a specific kind of paper? does anything change in the steps?

Material Tutorial heres the link to the tutorial so that you can see what i mean.

But I just need to know simple things... like could i just go to kinkos and enlarge a paper onto like a flimsy poster board type thing or what?