How to make your own tea bag tiles with Paint Shop Pro7.

   

A nice hobby is making cards with tea bag foldings.
I will not give you the technique here. I assume you know it already.
Since I have been asked how to do the tiles, I will show you how it can be done with PSP.
I will try to be as detailed as I can.

You have to download the Simple Filter in order to make your tiles equal on all sides.
Follow the instructions on their site. Unzip it in your PSP Plug-ins folder.
If you don't have a Plug-ins folder. Make one.

Start with a New Image, 150 x 150, transp, 16 mill colors.

Get a color of your choice as your background color of the tile.
 I use white color. Flood Fill your image.

Get your Airbrush.   Set your Tool Options like this.

Choose a new color in your Color Palette. I chose color #C15F6F.

Make some lines on your canvas. I did like this.

Change to another color. This time I took color #94BEF6.
Make some more lines. I did like this.

Change one more time to another color. This time I took color #579F86.
Make some more lines. I did like this.

You can add as many colors you like. But I will stop her.

Go to Effects, Reflection Effects, Kaleidoscope.

Now you can play with the settings. Everything you change, will change the looks of your tile.
I used these settings on my tile.

Go now to Effects, Search for your PSP Plug-ins folder. Use Simple Filter, Pizza Slice Mirror.

Now your tile is equal on all sides. My image looks like this now.

You can stop here if you like, or you can take Kaleidoscope once again with the same settings.
Then my tile looks like this.

Remember, your tile might not look like my tile,
since we didn't paint excactly the same from the start.

 I took Kaleidoscope again with these settings. I have only changed the Rotation angle.

Effects, Search for your PSP Plug-ins folder. Use Simple Filter, Pizza Slice Mirror.

Now it can look like this.

This can go on for ever I think. It is so exciting to look at all patterns appearing.
When you are satisfied with what you see, save your image as a JPG.

If you want lines to cut from, do like this. If you don't, skip this part written in red.
Image, Resize. Resize to 148 x 148.
Get the dropper. Pick a color in your picture.
Right click with your mousebutton, so you will have the color as a Background color.
Image, Add borders, settings like this.



Now you will have a border around the tile.

Take a New Image . Make the settings like this.


This will make the sheet A4 size.

Go to your Color Palette and make these settings.



Look for your image and select it.

Get the bucket and flood fill, (click) your paper.
Without lines.

 
Ignore the lower half tiles.

Flood fill with lines.

 
Ignore the lower half tiles.

Now you can print it out on your printer and start crafting.

You can also make tiles from a photo or just any picture.
This is a photo from my garden. I have resized it to 150 x 150.

If I use the same settings as above, my picture looks like this.

   

If I use this dolphine,

the tiles may look like this with different settings.
You just have to play around and find what you like the most.

The card below is made with PSP from the last tile above.
I made the kite shape

and put the kites together to a flower and resized it.

Good luck with your crafting!