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Hello and welcome to my blog! I am Vivienne, living in the UK and married with a son who now lives in Perth, Australia and a daughter who has given me two gorgeous grandsons! Paint Shop has been my hobby for more years than I can remember and I love making tags. I have always loved doing tutorials written by others and a couple of years ago started writing them myself. As well as tag tutorials, I also have a Tips and Tricks page where you will find tutorials on basic Paint Shop techniques. I hope you enjoy my blog and have fun with my tutorials. Please be sure also to check out the Tag Gallery and see some of the awesome results to the tutorials!

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In this tutorial I used a tube from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the part of the collab “Dead of Night” by
This is a fantastic collab with
You can purchase Jessica’s part from

You will also need a mask, I used mask 3 from set 8 from

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0. Horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste smudged 1, resize 90% and rotate 90 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the mesh, resize 55%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the moon, resize 55% and place in position.  We will come back to this.

Paste the main tube with the mask, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the bench, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 7, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste lawn, resize 80%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste book, resize 25% and rotate 15 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste dried floral, resize 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste grass, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flowers 1, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaves 1, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 2, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower 1, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste hand mirror on the top, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste candle 2, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower bud 3, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the gorgeous kitty, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the crystal, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste skull bones, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the spider, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Paste the tube without the mask, resize 60% and mirror, move it down so it is just above the moon, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and place in position.  Select the moon, float and defloat it, invert the selection then click on the tube to activate it and hit delete, deselect.  The moon has a glow and we do not want the tube in this glow so erase the part of the tube that is in the glow area. Lower the opacity of the tube to around 50. 

Paste the mist, resize 50% and position on the left, duplicate, move the duplicate over to the right and erase any that overlaps with the first copy.

Paste the crow, drag up to just below the main tube, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Crop your tag if needed, then add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.



















1 comment:

  1. Love that you focused on the purple in my kit, and made something so beautiful out of it! Glad to see you creating again too, you can tell that it's helping you as your work is more beautiful than before. Rest up, put that leg up♥ Healing Blessings. Welcome back again to my Creative Team.♥Jess

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