Watch my card making videos:
How to make a Bottle Shaped Card
How to make a Side Easel Card Kit
How to make a Bowl of Flowers Shaped Card
How to make a Spinner Card
How to make an Animated Popup Card
How to make a Centre Ledge Card Kit
Click on the image to view full size
Then click on one of the coloured squares
(mousing over it will tell you whether it's foreground or background).
Once you have a colour you want, click OK
at the bottom.
Then when you paint with the paintbrush
or use the bucket fill tool, this will be the colour you use.
Layers > Promote Background Layer
Effects >Art Media Effects > Brush Strokes
Effects >Texture Effects > Fir
I also suggest as a last step, applying Effects > Image Effects > Seamless Tiling as this
will allow you to repeat the image to as large a size as you need - without loss of quality for printing.