Well then, it was just some bad hazing left over. Nice to see you managed to clear it up, which is the ultimate goal, of course. This exercise is a great one for learning how things can change in a process by altering tool speed, pad choice, and combining materials in different ways to achieve the goal. Just remember, though, that not all paint will necessarily respond the same way to the same input. Paint likes to keep us guessing, and if you can learn to think on your feet you'll be way ahead of the game!