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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

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Barbara Jensen - BJ0784

BJVIP18

Celinart - C1841P

Creative Design Outlet - CDO-1951

CILM - CI-1360LM

Digital Chaos - DC-113

Dreamscape Imaging - DSI582

Elias Chatzoudis - EAS10253

Garv - KG2307

KATNKDA - NK1759

My Tubed Art - MTA_F133

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My PSP Tubes - MPT1875

Myka Jelina - MK1328

Scraps and the City - SATC1209

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

Zlata_M - zlatam_dragonfly

Dees’Sign Depot – DD_CTVG

TinyTurtle Designs - TTD02490


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In this tutorial I used the tube “Teddy Bear 4” from
You can purchase the tube at

The gorgeous kit is “”Love My Teddy” from
which you can purchase at

You will need mask 4 from

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 10.



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

Paste the mask and resize it 32%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 4 in to the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste spray 15, resize 55% and move into place.

Paste spray 6, mirror and move into place.

Paste spray 10, resize 50% and move into place.

Paste spray 8, resize 70% and mirror, position top left, duplicate, move the copy down and to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 31b, resize 43%, mirror and move into place.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the element with your magic wand to  make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 10, make a new layer below element and paste paper 5 into it, deselect,  apply the drop shadow to the element and merge it down onto the paper. 

Paste element 60, resize 25% and mirror, position below the merged frame layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73b, resize 10% and mirror, place in position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12b, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 4, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste element 36, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Resize element 36b, resize 20%, duplicate,  place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 37, resize 15% and position behind element 47, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 61b just below the tube, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61c, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 52, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11b on the top,  resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14b, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 13%, duplicate, mirror one copy, 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 September 2018 bonus tube from
You can purchase Enys’ tubes from

The kit is add on to “The Guardian kit from
Gothic Inspirations.
You can purchase the addition and the first kit from
This tag uses just items from the addition kit
which is a full size kit in itself.

You will need mask 211 by

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 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize 120% and then go to Adjust – sharpen – sharpen more.

Paste Design, resize 65% and move into place.

Paste Word Art 9, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Scatter Gems, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste Castle, position behind the door, erase the wide part at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.   I re-coloured this element.

Paste Brushy leaves, position below the door along the bottom of the tag, duplicate, resize 60% and mirror, position along the top of the door and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Brushed Clocks, resize 50% and position below the tube.

Pate WA11Cluster, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Mushroom 2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Boulders, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Pattern, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste Cluster 1, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cluster 2, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Word Art 1, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Flower 1, resize 20%, position below the word art and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bow 2, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste Petals, resize 40%, duplicate, position one copy on the top on the left and the other below the word art on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Black Beetle on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Crow, 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 “Lady of the Night” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Goth Girl Squad” from
You can purchase it at

You will need 4hwmask2 from
and my mask




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 32 into the selection,  apply my mask, resize 80% and move down.

Paste Fecnikek’s mask, resize it 15% and move up on the canvas.  Your canvas should still be selected, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 32 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 110, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 106, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 161, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 124, resize 50%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 40%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 152 on the top, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 111, resize 45% and flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 159, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 142, resize 15%, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 59, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 8, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90%, resize 4%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element 61 below the tree, resize 40%, move into place and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”.

Paste element 182 on the top, resize 60% and move into place.

When you are all 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 art of
You can purchase Enys’ amazing art at

The kit is “The Guardian” from
Gothic Inspirations.
Anther amazing kit from Jessica!
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask



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


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by by 750 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all paste, paper 10 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize 90% and then go to Adjust – Sharpness – Sharpen.

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

Paste Ground, resize 50%, position along the bottom of smudged and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Castle 2, resize 45%, duplicate, resize the original copy another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste frame 3, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.    Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, paste paper 5 below the frame and resize it 40%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

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

Paste Word art 12, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Brushed Colours, resize 40% and position below the word art.

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

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

Paste Skulls, resize 25%, position on the left, below the word art,  duplicate, position in the middle below the word art, duplicate again, mirror  this copy and position on the right above the word art, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Candles, resize 17%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the original copy on the left behind the word art and the copy on the right behind the skulls.

Paste Flower 2, resize 10% and duplicate, position one copy behind the candles on the left and one above the candles on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Mushrooms, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the copy, position the mirrored copy behind the word art and the copy above it, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Piano, resize 35%, position below the top layer of the mushrooms and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Grass again, resize 15%, position above the word art on the left, duplicate, position above the skulls/keyboard on the right, duplicate again,  mirror this copy and position on the far right above the skulls, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Ying and Yang, resize 7%, position behind the keyboard and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Leaves 2, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Wooden Rose, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

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 “Warrior Fae” from the latest pack 98 from
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Black Star” from
Gothic Inspirations.
This is a fabulous kit and I have used it before in a tutorial,
you can purchase it at

You will need mask 114 from
and mask hw17 from


Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, open the Moonbeams and Spiderwebs mask and mirror it then apply to the paper with the “Invert mask data” box checked and resize 95%.  Make another layer, paste paper 7 into the selection, apply the mask again and resize it as before.    Erase the bottom area of this layer out so the first mask shows through something like my screenshot below then close off the white background layer, merge visible and re-open the white layeR.






Paste Fecnikek’s mask, resize it 22% and mirror it, you should still have your canvas selected so float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste Glitter Pattern, resize 55%, mirror and move into place

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

Paste Cluster 2, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cluster 1, resize 44%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste Castle 2, resize 60%, apply the drop shadow and position behind the tube erasing the part that shows to the left of her.

Paste Castle, resize 60%, apply the drop shadow and position behind the tube again erasing the part that shows to the left of her.

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

Paste Stairway, resize 40%, position below the two clusters and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cluster 3WA just below the tube, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position either side of the tube erasing the parts that overlap and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste Rose 1, resize 15%, duplicate, flip one copy and position on the right, mirror the other and resize it another 80%, position on the left and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste Cloud on the top, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste Brushed Pattern, resize 70%  and move into place.

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

Paste Flower 2, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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


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

Paste Flowers 1, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I toned these flowers down a little using the Lighten/Darken brush.

Paste Beads, resize 35%, position just above the two mask layers and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste Swirl, resize 50%,  place in position and do some erasing so the swirl is wrapped around the tube.

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 “Steampunk 18” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Season of change” from
and what a great kit it is!
You will find it at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.


Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 750 and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 17 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Paste element 178, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 85, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 95, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow,  change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 97, resize 30%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 25, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 65, resize 35%, apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and move into place.

Paste element 103, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  We will come back to this.

Paste element 104, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 107, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  We will come back to this also.

Paste element 102 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 30%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 94, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 100, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize, 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 13% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 4, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Click on the mask to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection,  go back to element 103 (the organ), change the blend mode on it to “Hard Light” and hit delete.  Now go to element  107 (the building), again change the blend mode to “Hard Light” and lit delete, deselect.

Paste element 22, resize 25% and apply the drop shadow, apply your text and position this element on it. 

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








In this tutorial I used the fabulous tube “Princess of Darkness” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Queen of Darkness” from
and what an awesome kit it is!
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

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 8 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize it 90% and mirror, duplicate, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Hard Light”, close off the white background, merge visible and re-open the background.

Pate element 37, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 7, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59b, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 77, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 50%, position behind the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 55%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 34, resize 40%, position on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 90%, position on the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste spray 10 and position behind the tube.

Paste spray 12 and move into place.

Paste element 14, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36 on the top, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 68, resize 60% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 28b, resize 35% and duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 33, resize 25%, duplicate, mirror one copy and position it behind element 28b on the left, position the second copy on the log and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 66, resize 35%, position on the left above element 33, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 90%, position on the top and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 3 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4b, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4a, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 55, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 4, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42b, resize 17% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34b, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5b, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 25%, position just in front of the dolls head, duplicate, mirror the copy and position in front of the rate, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 26, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 25%, 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.






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