Striking Reflections


I am using the fabulous art of Paul John Ballard. To use his art you must purchase a license at CILM HERE. I am also using a super freebie scrap kit by Sharon of Sharon Kay's Place called Black and White taggers kit. You can pick it up HERE. Picture frame is by me and in my supplies HERE.

Plug-in used: dsb flux Bright Noise (optional)

Let's get started!

Open a new image 600X600 and floodfill with white. Copy and paste paper12 from the kit as a new layer. Apply beryl0050 mask to the paper layer and merge the group.

Resize 3 of the circular frames 85% and copy and paste them over the mask layer. Put one on the upper right, one on the upper left, and one below them both. See my tag for reference.

Click inside each of the frames with your magic wand in turn and selections-modify-expand by 6. Copy and paste 3 papers of choice from the kit over your selections in turn and then selections-invert-hit delete on your keyboard. Bring each of the paper layers under the individual frames.

Resize a buttoned ribbon of choice 85% and copy and paste it as a new layer. Place across your frame cluster, and erase the edges so it hugs your frame. Use your burn tool to darken the edge of the ribbon to give the wrapped around effect if desired.

Resize 2 of the flowers 80% and copy and paste them onto your tag. See mine for placement reference.

Resize 2 of the fans 80% and copy and paste them as new layers. Place on the right side of the tag. Use your raster deform tool to rotate them.

Copy and paste glitter 1 as a new layer and bring it under your layers but over the mask layer. Place on the left. Copy and paste glitter 2 and put it on the right. Merge the 2 glitter doodles together. We will be animating them later.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Drop shadow all pieces of the tag except for the glitter doodle and mask with 3/3/50/6

Resize my mirror frame 85% and copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate it twice and place one on the upper left, one right, one lower left. See my tag.

Take your selections tool and draw a square through the black portion of the mirror frame. Copy and paste paper 9 over your selection. selections-invert-hit delete on the keyboard.Select none. Bring the paper layer under the frame. Do this step with all 3 frames.

Make the selection again with your selection tool and copy and paste your tube over it. Place her face in the frame. Selections-invert- hit delete on the keyboard. Bring the tube under the frame but over the paper. Now change the blend mode of the tube to Luminance Legacy in your layers palette. Merge the frame, paper, and tube together. Now rotate it to your preference.

Do this with the other 2 frames using different portions of the tube in each frame.

Crop and resize your tag. Add the copyright info, your watermark and your name. The font I used is called Katarina.

Animation: (optional)

I used dsb flux bright noise on the glitter doodles.

Activate your glitter doodle layer and apply dsb flux bright noise with the following settings:




Copy your tag merged into animation shop and paste as a new animation. Back to PSP and undo the bright noise you just added. Reapply, but change the random seed slider up to 50. Copy tag merged into animation shop and paste after the current frame. Do this step once more,undoing, and changing the random seed to 60.

Run the animation and save as a gif!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!