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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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Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

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Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

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In this tutorial I used the art of
Jasmine Becket-Griffith.
You need a license to use Jasmine’s art, now available at

I used  gorgeous St. Patty’s kit called “Luck of the Irish” from
You can purchase the kit at

I used mask 2 from set 79 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 10.

Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste spray 11, resize 65% and move into place.

Paste frame 5 and resize 60%.  Select both parts of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 86b, resize 90% and position along the bottom of the frame.

Paste element 60, resize 80% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 78, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

paste element 2, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 45%, position below the boot and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26 on the top, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 59, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 94, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 82, resize 20%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83 on the top, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 3, resize 80% and place in position.

When you are all done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.















In this tutorial I used the art of
The tube is called “Lucy” and you can purchase it from

I used a really awesome steampunk kit called “Steampunk Junkie” from
I just love steampunk kits and this one is no exception!
You can purchase it at

I used mask 18 from
and one of my favourite masks no. 0501 from

Font is




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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 850 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect and duplicate it.  Apply Millie’as mask to the bottom copy and Trese’s mask to the top one.

Paste element 42 and resize 105%.

Paste element  59, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 1, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 95%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, place in position, erase the bottom half of the post and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 29, resize 35%, drag below the tube and position on the left, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, drag it below element 36 and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 41, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44 just below the tube, resize 65% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 13, again it should be just below the tube, resize 25% and place in position.  We will stretch it out wider in a moment.

Paste element 41, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8 on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

 Use the Pick tool on frame 3 to make it wider then select the interior of it with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10 and paste paper 1 below it, position the paper in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 24, resize 30%, drag right down to just above the masks, duplicate a couple of times and position on the bottom mirroring one copy and erasing a few drops to make them look different and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 17 just below the frame and paper, resize 40%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 46 below the tube, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60 on the top, resize 25%, duplicate twice, mirror the copies and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export in a transparent background as a png.

















In this tutorial I used the gorgeous layered tube “Time Out”
from the latest pack 79 by
You can purchase the tube from

I used the kit “Fabulous” by
This kit certainly lives up to its name and can also be purchased at

I used mask 84 by
and halftone mask 2 from

Font of choice.



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


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, duplicate the paper, close off the copy and apply the Weescotslass’ mask to the original.  Open the closed paper, apply the halftone mask to it and resize 90%

Paste frame 1, resize 80% and move up a little, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 2, make a new layer below the halftone mask and paste the paper into the selection.  We will come back to this.

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

Paste element 23, resize 50%, drag below the tube, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 80% and place in position.

Paste element 35, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the close up tube between the halftone mask and the frame and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame and expand the selection as before, invert it and hit delete on the tube, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Duplicate the main tube, flip the duplicate and position it directly below the original.  Select Weescotlass’ mask, float and defloat it, it delete on the flipped tube and then lower the opacity to around 70.

When you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.












In this tutorial I used the layered tube “Violette” from the latest pack 79 from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “Harlequin”, also by
and also available at her store.

I used mask 0389 from

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 6 into the selection, desect,  mirror the mask and then apply it to the paper.

Paste frame 1, resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the left.   Select the interior of the frame with you magic wand and expand the selection by 20, paste paper 1 as a new layer below the frame, resize it 40%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete on the paper, deselect  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste the main tube, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 40%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 30% and rotate 30 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 34, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 20% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20% an rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers so far.

Paste the close up tube below the merged frame layer, duplicate it and mirror the duplicate.  Select the mask, float and defloat it, put the two close up tubes into position and hit delete on each, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to the right to “Hard Light” and the one on the left to “Multiply”.  Set your eraser to size 100 and opacity to 10 and dab it around the edges of the tubes to blend them into the mask.

Paste element 2, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element 3, resize also 40% and rotate 90 degrees in either direction, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15 on the top, resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees in either direction, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

When you are done, crop you tag  if needed, add your copyright information and text, then export on a transparent background as a png.




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