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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 the tube “Yyvonne” from
This is a fabulous tube with several layer options and can be purchased at

The kit is “Decadent Steampunk” from
Mizteeques.
This awesome kit is totally free from

You will need Mizteeques' mask
and my mask

Font of choice.




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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 1 into the selection, deselect, duplicate and close off the top copy, apply my mask to the open copy and resize it 90%.

Open the closed paper, apply Mizteeque’s mask, resize 90% and move up to the top of my mask.

Pate element 49, resize 55%, duplicate, position both copies at the bottom of the masks and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 47, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste elements 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39, resize each 20%, place in a line, close off all the layers apart from the letters and merge visible, re-open the closed layers, moved the merged letters into place and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 60, resize 35% and position behind the tube, select the interior, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste paper 13 into the selection, paste the tube mirrored, resize 35%, position in the element, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 80.

Paste element 57, resize 75%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 43, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Paste element 54, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 59, resize 35%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 26, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Duplicate element 10 and bring it to the top, carefully erase most of it leaving just the wheel  and propeller at the bottom (blow it up so you can see it better).

Paste element 28, resize 25%, place in position just above the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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








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

The kit is “Turn the Page” from
This is a gorgeous kit and can be purchased at

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5 opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 700 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 9 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste spray 2, resize 75% and move into place.

Paste the main tube, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 30%, place in position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 30%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, 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 18, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Paste element 1, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 40%, position behind the tube, duplicate, bring the copy to the top, duplicate it again, close off one copy for now, mirror the other copy and position on the left, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 57, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 86, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 88, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste word art 1, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the closed copy of element 9, bring it to the top, flip it, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 8% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110b, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  

Paste the close up tube just above the mask, resize 55% and change the blend mode to “Hard Light”, activate the mask layer, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection, position the tube in the selection then hit delete and deselect.

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 “Cute Photographer” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Romantic Photos” from
You will find it at

You will need mask 2 from set 2 by

Font of choice.




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


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Paste the mask and resize it 43%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 19 into the selection, deselect, change the blend mode on the paper mask to “Hard Light”, close off the white background layer, merge visble then re-open the background layer.

Paste frame 3 and resize it 35%, select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and fill with the colour 282828, paste the close up tube, resize 55%, 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 “Hard Light” and lower the opacity to around 70, close off the white background and merged mask layers and again merge visible then open the closed layers.

Paste element 72, resize 30% and apply the drop shadow, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and move into place.

Paste element 126, resize 35%, duplicate, merge the copy down on the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 114, resize 45% and mirror, position behind the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 103, resize 25%, position behind element 114 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.


Paste element 3 just below the tube,  resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pates element 44, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 65, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 45, resize 35%, duplicate, place in position erasing the part of the copy that overlaps with the original and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 124, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 47, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now 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 July 2018 bonus tube from
Enys Guerrero.
You can purchase Enys’ tubes from

The kit is “Pretty Summer” from
Tiny Turtle Designs.
This is a really lovely freebie kit in gorgeous colours and
you will find it under "Freebies" at

You will need mask 220 from
And “pretty black ink mask” 3281*2500” from

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 30 into the selection, deselect, apply Mizteeques’ mask and move down and to the right.

Paste the pngtree mask and resize it 20%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 30 into the selection, deselect, delete the original black mask layer and move the paper one up and to the left.

Paste element 67 and resize 60%, with your freehand selection tool set to point to point, draw a selection around the frame something like my screenshot below, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 18 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and move into place





Paste element 9, resize 40%, position below the merged layer and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 47%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 39, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101, resize 50%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62 on the top, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 20% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, position below element 62 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 101 again, resize 40% and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 19, resize 15%. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured this tube to match in with the flower the tube is holding.

Paste element 13, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 89, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again above the masks,  mirror it and resize 80%, click on the png mask layer, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection, position the tube and then hit delete on it, deselect and change the blend mode to “Overlay”.  Set your eraser to size 100 and opacity 50 and dab it around the bottom edge of the tube to blend it in.

Paste element 57 on the top, resize 12% and rotate 40 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 90%, 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 fab tube “Steampunk 16” from
You can purchase the tube at

The matched it is “Sensual Desire” from
You will find it in

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 725 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 31 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 172, resize 35% and move into place.

Paste the tube, resize 32%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 25%, place in position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 14,  resize it 35% and move into place, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below it and paste paper 21 into the selection, open the tube again, mirror it and paste on your canvas, resize 55%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.  Change the blend mode on the tube to “Luminance (Legacy)” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element 82, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 64, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 168, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52 again, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 165 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 95, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 139, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 35, resize 13% and rotate 10 degrees to the left, place in position between the two copies of element 135  and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 8, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 167, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 15%, 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 pretty tube “Summer Flowers” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Elegant Wanderings” from
This is a lovely kit that can be purchased at

You will need mask 242 by
and my mask

Font of choice.





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



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 26 into the selection, deselect, duplicate the paper and close the top copy off.  Apply my mask to the open copy and resize it 85%.  Open the closed copy and apply Mizteeques’ mask.  Move this mask up a bit, we will come back to it later.

Paste element 73, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 40% and position behind the tower.

Paste element 125, resize 40% and position behind the tower, duplicate, mirror the toy and position it above the tower, apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 41, drag below the tube, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 127, resize 65%, place in position readjusting my mask so the roots to this element are showing at the bottom of the mask and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 8, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 95% and move into place.

Paste element 42, resize 20%, change the blend mode to “Soft Light” and move into place (this will show up more when we have worked more on the masks.

Paste element 95, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 20% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open element 78, duplicate it and close the original,  resize 40% with the box “resize all layers unchecked”, duplicate,  on the bottom copy go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian Blur and apply with a radius of 5, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Overlay” and lower the opacity to around 85, merge visible, copy and paste on your tag and position above the tube.

Paste element 92, resize 20%, drag below the tube, duplicate twice and mirror one copy, place in position with the mirrored copy in the middle and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 86, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 116 just above the tube, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 74, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 81 on the top, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 18%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 90, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72, resize 15%, position below the strip of grass at the bottom and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Go back to Misteeques mask and erase the part on the right hand side that is over my mask, just left the bit on the left and around the top.

Paste element 122 above the moon element,  resize 55%, go to my mask and select all, float and defloat the mask, move the element into place, invert the selection and hit delete on it, deselect.

Paste element 132 on the top resize 45% 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 layered tube “Baubles and Beads”
from the latest pack 96 by
Barbara Jensen.
You can purchase the tube from

The kit is "Telling Stories” from
This is the second tutorial I have written with this beautiful kit!
It can be purchased at

You will need my  mask

Font of choice.





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


Open a  new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize it 85% and move it over to the left,

Paste spray 2, resize 90% and move into place.

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

Paste frame 3 and resize 33%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame, paste paper 6 into the selection and deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge it down onto the paper and position behind the tube.

Paste element 28, resize 35%, position behind the merged frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 29, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 16, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 67, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 15% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 21, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33a, resize 66%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 3, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 25%, place in position below the word art and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 32, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check  your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste element 36, resize 50% and mirror, apply the drop shadow, position above the ribbon erasing the part that goes across the tube.

Pate element 45, resize 12%, duplicate a couple of times, mirror one copy, position around and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 7 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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













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