Open a white paper size
600x600 pixels. Select your Paint brush and use a regular
paint brush size about 40 or higher I leave the soft edge at
50. I draw lines and curves changing colors and changing the
size of the brush on the paper it looks weird at this point.
Go to Effect/Artistic/Oil Paint and the fun
begins. See Note for PI X3. I change the sliders and set them up past 50
...usually 74 even 100 is what I wind up with I just play
with the sliders until I like the results. I use the 1st,
5th, and 6th style box the most. I have the oil page effect
box on full screen not as the small one to see better. I
just save it as a .jpg if I like the results. Below is using
the 1st one in the style box. I am not giving you settings I
used because I failed to write them down but the important
thing is play
with the setting for a while and see what you can come up
Note: I just found
that when using PI X3 you need to Open your EP and Go to
MaryLou gave me this screen shot below.
R/C and when your box comes up then change
the settings. I will show a screen shot Birgit provided
your Angle is set at zero you can up the number that also, it will
change the direction of your pattern.
To continue on...my results are below.
I then used MezzoForce Ice Filter on it. Again just play
with the settings you can always hit the back key and try it
again if you don't like the results. Save it with a new name
if you like your results. Make a folder for yours trust me
it is addictive making these papers. If you need a back
ground that is tiled I use the Simple filter to do that. I
don't always like the results when I use the simple filter
it sometimes becomes too busy looking. As you can see below
the Mezzo Ice made the color change but it is still pretty.
You can use the flowers in the EP that come with PI. Add
them after you have used the Artistic/ Oil Paint [or even
before hand but merge them on your paper and your flower
won't show to much but gives some pretty results].
I used the tulips and simply used the transparency to blend
them in this design below. Use any flowers you have that are
cut out, like Dover sheets.
Below you can see some other flowers added and made
transparent to blend in. I use Dover flowers a lot.
Put your flowers where you want them and merge to the
If you want to make a card of some kind from this use the
Standard Selection Tool on these settings to make a
rectangle in the center of your page. [or where ever you
want to put it on your design.] I used 240x264 on mine but
you can use any size you prefer.
When you have your selection on
the paper, where you want it to go, R/C convert to object.
You can make a border around your rectangle by using POE.
The below screenshot shows my setting for the paint brush I
After you finish POE you can write in
anything you wish. Below is a get well card I finished off
by doing an outside border and a 1 pixel inner border.
Note: Yes the background on this web page is done the same
How I use it on a scrapbook page
How I use it to present something I made
If you need one you made but it is the wrong color for the
new project your using it for just use the hue and
saturation to change the colors. Sometimes I make one
lighter like on the butterflies I showed so it would not
detract from the object I was showing.
I would like to add some that others have made using this
tutorial: Just click on the thumbnails to see full size.
1. Edna made a very pretty one, the Ice filter gave it a
beautiful effect this is a gorgeous blend of colors. Thanks
for letting me show this dear.
2. Birgit did this one using a blurry photo she was
going to delete, she blended a flower and framed it!! Her
2nd one is softer with tulips, she used lower setting on the
paint filter it gives a dreamy effect. Thanks
for letting me show this Birgit.
3. Joy did this one in silver ...very pretty.
4. Anne also painted the Orchids both are absolutely
gorgeous. At full size below.
5. Carol did this one saying... "This celebrates not
only Spring but the the emergence of my first ever
successful King Alfred Daffodil." Gorgeous colors Carol!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I liked writing
it for you.
Thank you for giving it a try!