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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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Alicia Mujica - LDS1095

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AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

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Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

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Myka Jelina - MK1328

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Scraps & Co. - S&CO209

Suzanne Woolcott - SW169

Pics For Design - PFD_Dragonfly

PSP Project - TPP01390

Psp Tubes Emporium - PTE1351

Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

Verymany - VMT_Dragonfly

Zindy - ZZT439

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In this tutorial I used the art of
You can purchase the tube at

I used  the fabulous freebie kit “Dark Gothic” from
You can get the kit at

You will need my mask
0012.

Font of choice.



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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask an resize 95%.

Paste frame 3 and resize 45%, select the interior with your magic wand, make a new layer below it and paste paper 11 into the selection.   Paste the largest copy of the tube, resize it 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, change the blend mode on the tube to “Soft Light”, close off the white background and mask layers and merge visible, open the closed layers and move into position. 

Paste deko 1a, resize 65% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the main tube (I used the one without the wings), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the spinnenwebe 2 just above the merged layer, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste kerzen 2, resize 25% and duplicate, resize the duplicate another 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste blume 1, resize 17% and duplicate three times, position one above the cobweb, two behind the tube and one right at the front mirror and flipping them to make them look a bit different then apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste efeu 1 behind the tube, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste band 1, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste buch mit kerze, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste knochen on the top, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste schwarzxe katze 2, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste kreuz 1, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste kerzenhalter 2, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste rabe 1, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste rabe 2, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.











In this tutorial I used the tube “Give Me my Wings” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the kit “My Parlour” from
This is my second tutorial with this fabulous kit.
I can be purchased at

You will need my mask 0007

Font of choice.



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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste spray 2, resixe 70% and place in position.

Paste element 20, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 10, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 50% and move into position.  Click with your magic wand anywhere on the canvas outside of the element to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below the element and paste paper 9 into it.    Open the tube,  mirror the copy without the wings, paste it as a new layer on your canvas, resize 90%, position in the element, invert the selection, hit delete to remove the excess tube and deselect.    Apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 60.

Paste element 84 on the top,  resize 50% and place in position.  Open your eraser, set the size to 100 and opacity to 10 and dab around the top hard edge of the element to blend it in.

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

Paste element 77, resize 25%, drag below the tube and position on the right, duplicate, mirror and flip the copy and position it on the left below window/tube/paper layers, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 72, resize 27%, position behind the main tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23b, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54b  on the top, resize 60% and rotate 130 degrees to the right.  Position on the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate and duplicate it again, place both the copies on the left, erase any stalks that show and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 62, resize, 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 20% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 20%, drag below the telephone, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13 on the top, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 16, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 64, resize 15%, drag below the candle, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 83, resize 85%, drag it right down to just above element 20 (the wall), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 2, resize 17% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 30%, duplicate twice, mirror and flip one copy and flip  another, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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











In this tutorial I used the tube “Satine Little Place” by
You can purchase Enys’ tubes at

I used the freebie sampler kit “Bittersweet Barb” from
Gothic Inspirations.
You can get the kit from
Be sure to check out the full size kit at

You will need my mask 0010 from my

Font of choice.



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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

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

Paste glitter heart, mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 40% and place in position.

Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 2 into it, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube,  resize 65%, position in the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste splatter below the frame and paper, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste flower, resize 25%, drag below the heart, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste button above the heart, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste leaves above the splatter, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste needle, resize 60% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste lights on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste bouquet, resize 50% and rotate 30 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste bling, resize 70%, place in position, apply the drop shadow and do some erasing or cutting and pasting to wrap it around the tube.

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

Check your layers and make any adjustments, I made my mask a tad smaller, then when you are done, crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.










In this tutorial I used the tube “Jackson” from
You can purchase the tube at

I used the fabulous kit “Dead of Night” from
I have used this kit in a tutorial before.
You can purchase it from

You will need my mask 0011

Font is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 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 12 into the selection, deslect, apply the mask and resize it 95%.

Paste frame 3b and resize 50%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 7 into the selection, deselect and mirror the paper.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into position.

Paste element 46, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 65%, drag below the merged layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow twice.

Paste element 65c, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 3, resize 60%, apply a gradient glow filter if you have one, if not make a new layer, fill with white, select, float and defloat the word art, expand the selection by 2, invert it, hit delete on the white layer, deselect and merge the word art down onto it.  Place the word art in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 76b between the door and the merged layer, resize 90% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Post the main tube on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 40, resize 80%, drag below the tube and place in position.

Paste element 65c, resize 105%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 35%, position on the left behind the grass, duplicate twice and mirror both copies, position one on the right, resize the other another 90%, drag below the original copy and position behind it, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 32, it should be just below the grass, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 28a above the grass, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11b, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6b, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 69, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.,

Paste element 22b, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22a, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any necessary adjustments.

Post the tube again, resize 65% and mirror, drag right down to just above he mask, select the mask, float and defloat it then invert the selection, place the dog into position and hit delete, deselect.











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