Stripes from a Photo
Tutorial - Stripes from Photo no longer available (by Lori J Davis)
Here is another tutorial using Photoshop - but it will work in Paintshop Pro with a few little tweeks.
This tutorial can be used to create stripes for a paper or to create a different colour pallete if you are having difficulty choosing colours to work with for a certain image.
It can be used as a pattern fill - Experimenting with your program and colours, effects and settings is the key to creating something you did not at first expect.
A lot of my things are made "by accident" simply because of experimenting.
Just one thing - if you get something you really like - save it! (or write it down in a note book so you can remember how you did it, or so that you can tell us how you did it!)