Sunday, April 21, 2013

Grunge Princess

Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the artwork of Arthur Crowe which can be purchased here.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice – I used Jellyka Castle’s Queen here

Weescotlass Mask 38 here

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes – Sprayed Strokes

“Grunge Princess” is a tagger size scrap kit created by Kizzed by Kelz and can be purchased from TKO Scraps.  You can visit her blog here. Thank you Kelz for a fantastic kit.
This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP. 

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

New Raster layer.
Make your Selection Tool active set on Rectangle.
Create a rectangle approximately 325 x 450 pixels.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochrome checked
Noise: 87%
Move this layer a little to the right on your canvas.
We’ll come back to this layer in a little while.

Copy and paste Skull Frame as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Duplicate 2x’s for a total of 3 frames.
Move all frames and glitter rectangle into position – see my tag for reference.
Once all layers are in position, Merge Visible the 3 skull frames.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #C0C0C0
Background: #ffffff
Set on Gradient:
Angle: 128
Repeat: 2
Invert checked

Highlight the merged skull frame layer.
Click inside of each frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the merged frame layer.
Flood fill with the gradient.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer below the frames.
Change the Properties of the tube layer to Overlay.
Tap the delete key.

Highlight the glitter layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Contract by 7.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 20 Into Selection.
Do Not Deselect.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move into position in front of the rectangle.
Duplicate – Change the Properties to Soft Light, move below the original tube layer in your layers pallet, and Into Position over the paper layer.
Tap the delete key.
Apply Brush Strokes – Sprayed Strokes:
Stroke Length: 14
Spray Radius: 24
Stroke Direction: Right Diagonal.

Add your elements.  I used:
Bubble Hearts:  Resize 50%
Fence:  Resize 70%/Flip/Duplicate
Bear:  Resize 50%/Mirror
Bow:  Resize 25%/Duplicate 2x’s/Mirror one of them
Glitter Stars:  Resize 50%/Mirror

Highlight your white canvas. 
New Raster Layer. 
Select All. 
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Apply the mask. 
Merge Group.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below your name.
Flood fill white.
Merge Visible both name layers.

Resize all layers 80%.
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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