JANUARY 27: Paintstroke Picture Welcome to Day 27 of MOC 2020!!! I know you already may have read the title and freaked out a little, so breathe in.... breathe out.... When I think of paintrokes I think of the texture the paintbrush leaves behind in the substrate (canvas, paper, etc). The challenge for today is to mimic the textures left behind by a brush and make them prominent in your photo, this is not a mask challenge even though as you can see in my final page I did used a mask to enhance the texture effect created by using blend modes. In my example I did a few things to create that texture you see in the photo. I used some of NBK's dynamic brushes from the mini kit and blended them with some of the following blend modes: Lighter color, Screen and Overlay. I used some of NBK's Grey Paintstrokes (from the paintstroke folder) used the Soft Light blend mode. (Play with all the dark grey paintstrokes and this blend mode, it is so much fun!) All these previous layers were on top of my picture and since I was losing a bit of the clarity of my picture I added a copy of my picture on top of all these layers with a PIN LIGHT blend mode. This brought back my picture. (Play with the opacity and see if you want less picture clarity coming through.) With the addition of my PIN LIGHT layer the textures were a bit subtle, so I added more paintstrokes (paintstroke folder) from the mini kit. All the grey ones are with a SOFT LIGHT blend mode and all the white Gesso ones are with a LINEAR BURN blend. I wanted to give a more intense canvas texture look to the entire page so I used one of the papers from the mini kit and blended with COLOR BURN blend mode. Finally, I used some of NBK's mini brushes to create my own mask and mask my picture. I am using the same paper (but you don't have to) as my background as I did in the previous step. Here is the amazing mini kit that our fabulous Nicole of NBK's Design has put together for all of you! To know more about NBK's products are for some of the most amazing tutorials visit her YouTube Channel: NBK DESIGN TUTORIALS. (To download please click on the mini kit preview.) My page: Elisa's page Using: Paint Design Strokes by NBK (paintstroke7, paintstroke3, & paintstroke4 in photo) & other parts of the kit on my page + Opposites Attact from NBK Sheri's page: Using: Paint Design Strokes by NBK - Canvas paper | Gesso - Paints 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (some duplicated multiple times) | Paintstroke 3, 9 The special rules for this challenge: * The objective of this challenge is to use paint/gesso/paint texture and blend modes to make your photo look painted. This challenge is not just using a mask. It is to see the paint stroke texture left behind by using blend modes on your picture/pictures. * Mimic the textures left behind by a brush and make them prominent in your main focus photo using AT LEAST 3 items from NBK's download kit. Include the name of the products used from the mini kit to create the focal photo texture. * Your brush/gesso/paint texture should be prominent in your main focus photo. * You must use the kit provided to create the paint texture on your photo. You MAY NOT use an ACTION, APP, or other automation to create the texture. The general requirements: - Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. - Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. - Your page must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).