Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 23 of the MOC 2020! I'm excited to share with you some ways to create "PAINT DIPPING" on your page. This technique creates a faux-painted look which can be used on elements, wordart and titles. It is reminiscent of the paper scrapping technique of using ink or paint to stamp or brush onto your page to create focal interest, by drawing attention to a scrapbook item by applying color, tonal contrast, texture, etc. It looks like you dipped the product in ink or paint, which can be a clean straight edged dip or a messy drippy application. It's up to you, have fun with it and see what kind of "paint dipping" you can create on your layout. Your challenge today is to CREATE PAINT DIPPING on one or more elements, wordart and/or title. You must create your own "paint dipping", not use a product that looks paint dipped. You may paint a product using a digital brush or you may overlay a digital paint product overtop to simulate "paint dipping". However which way you achieve this look, I want you to create this look yourself, not just using one product that looks paint dipped. The object of this challenge is for you to create your own paint dipped look. Here are some samples of "paint dipping" and there are 7 red arrows to show you the "paint dipping" that was applied to the elements and titles. The "paint dipping" can be applied in a solid stamped application or may be repeatedly swiped, dragged or stamped at a lower opacity, so that each time you apply the brush stroke you are building up the color. Select a brush, choose a color and swipe or stamp onto the element, WA or title. The effect will look as if you dipped into paint. Before you start "paint dipping", it is recommended that you "lock" your layer so that when you apply your color, it won't bleed onto the layer below it. In photoshop, you may have to "rasterize your layer" before you can "lock" it, by right clicking on the layer and then selecting "rasterize layer" from the menu. You don't have to lock your layer, you may choose to carefully color but I would recommend using a hard edged brush to color along the edge of your product, so that your applied color doesn't spray off the edges. Color slowly and check your coloring to see if you need to "undo" the previous brush stroke. In Photoshop, Control + Z is the undo tool to remove a brush stroke. Here's a quick video on how to unlock a layer in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Here's the layout I created with a paint dipped title. In Photoshop, I rasterized the alpha layers I wanted to add paint to. I then choose a brush (THIS SET), lowered the opacity to about 35%, changed the jitter angle (this is not a necessary step, I like to do this because it rotates the brush each time I stamp with it, as I used an uneven edged brush) and then locked the layers so that I was only stamping color onto the product, not the page (layers) underneath (not a necessary step but advantageous for only coloring onto the chosen layer, not any below it). Because I stamped with a lowered opacity brush, each time I stamped onto the alpha, it built up the color which helps to give it a dripped look. A few of our Polly's created pages with "paint dipping". By Iowan: By MiekSter: CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONS: Use the PAINT DIPPING technique on one or more elements, wordart or title of your layout. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: 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. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).