This is a piece I just finished.
I took several of my abstracts and put them in a plugin that makes seamless tiles. What this app did was make tiles with designs of my abstracts. It makes the tiles in various sizes.
The importance of seamless is that all four edges line up. Ultimately, I am painting with these tiles, so I don’t want any break in the design. I want it to flow seamlessly.
Then I took the seamless tiles and brought them into Painter X3. I made patterns out of them.
Once I had patterns, that means I can do several things with them. I chose a brush that would let me adjust the size of how the pattern looks when I paint. I can choose a large image of the pattern and paint an area with a large part of the pattern. Or, I can downsize the pattern, and then smaller designs show up as I paint.
I made some adjustments to the brush. I made it so that it painted very lightly, which you can see on the right in the green shape with stripes. I also changed it so that it made a bunch of interesting lines of the design.
I also had a brush that did an emboss of patterns. You can see that on the right side in the middle on the white paint.
After getting all that ready, I proceeded to paint with my paintings.
This was so much fun that I plan to do more.