Lesson 1, Variation 1, Blended & Masked Subject
Mask away blended texture from the subject of your photo where blending might otherwise be making things look funky.
Lesson 1, Variation 2, Blended & Masked Elements
Transform an element in your stash into something unique by using a layer mask and two blended papers.
Lesson 1, Variation 3, Making Elements Match
Use a paper and blend modes to make mixed elements match.