Something I found by accident, that might be of great help to people trying to break artistic brush strokes from their paths.
Create all the artistic brush strokes you want.
Lasso select them all.
Click Object > Break Apart or hit Ctrl+K on your keyboard
Click Object > Convert Outlines to Objects. (When this is done, only the paths are selected and the artistic media strokes are unselected)
Hit Delete on your keyboard.
All Paths Gone!! [:D]
This works with CorelDraw X7. Not sure if it does the same on previous versions.
Some times paths need to be reversed to work correctly. So experiment.
Found that this works fine when using Custom brushes. So save the brush as a custom stroke and use that when trying.