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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

LDS_584

AMI - AMI5350

Arthur Crowe - AC495

Artistic Dreams Imaging - ADI-01632

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

MTA-1337

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 “Bianca” by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Bianca Tropic” from
Bella Caribeña
and can be purchased at

You will need my mask

Font of  choice.



I used a drop shadow of vertical0, horizontal 5, opacity 65, blur 15.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 13 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 85%.

Paste element  38, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  73, resize 55% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  103, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  59, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  115, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  46, resize 33%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 3, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  74, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  97, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  168, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  77, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  78, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  169, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  96, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  6, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  94, resize 5%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  65, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  158, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  112, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  114, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste element  88 above the mask, resize 75% and move into place, activate the mask, select all, float and defloat it, invert the selection and hit delete on the element, 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 “Amber” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Elegant in Beach” from
and can be purchased at

Font of choice.





I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.



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

Paste the mask WA (3), resize 90% and move up and to the left.

Paste element  179, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element  105, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  115, 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  216, resize 30%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  35, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  213, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  106, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  159, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  149, resize 40%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

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

Paste element  51, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element  169 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  122, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  187, resize 20%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  107, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  231, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  128, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  33, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  63, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  148, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  58, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  171, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  215, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  142, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  96, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  100, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  99, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  97, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  98, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  34, resize 8% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  36, resize 8%, 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 lovely “Steampunk 26” tube from
You can purchase the tube at

The matching kit is “Dream Steampunk” from
Bella Caribeña.
You can get the kit from

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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask, resize it 70% and move up and to the right.

Paste mask 3 from the kit, resize 90% and position below my  mask layer.

Paste mask 2 from the kit, resize 70%, position top right, duplicate, mirror the copy and position at the bottom on the left.

Paste element  81 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  175, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  166, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  33, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  11, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  27, resize 75%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  211, 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  10, resize 45%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  37, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  173, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28 on the top, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  17, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  1, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste wordart 3,resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  164, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  77, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  181, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  207, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  16, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  161, paste element  20%, 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 “Disclosure” from pack 105 by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Moonlight Song” from
and is also available at

You will need mask 13 from

Font of choice.





I  used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 55, blur 15.


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

Paste the mask and resize it 23%, select all, float and defloat, make a new layer, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 46, resize 60% and move into place.

Paste element  53 and resize 45%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below it and paste paper 8 into the selection, paste the tube, resize 85%, move into place, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect, change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay” and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste element  9, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  18, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  48, resize 50% and move into place.

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

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

Paste element  24, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  5, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  44, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  28, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  55, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 55% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  4, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  9, resize 20%, 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 “Wonderland” from pack 105 by
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Celestial Warrior” by
and is also available to buy 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 700 by 650 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.

Lengthen your canvas to 700 x 800 positioning you tag centre top.

Paste element 159 and resize 70%.

Paste element  100, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  63, resize 60%, erase the right hand wing, position below element 100 and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  23, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  109, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  179, resize 60%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element  111 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  110, resize 50%, recolour to #64a9a2 (see my Tips & Tricks page for help on recolouring), place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element  157, resize 45% position just above the mask and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  66, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  68 behind the tube, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  13, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  28, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  46 on the top, resize 10% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  53, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  51, resie 10%, place in position and apply the drop shado.

Paste element  70, resize 15%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  165, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  43, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  76, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  20, resize 17%, 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 turorial I used the tube “Halfling” from the latest pack 105 from
Barbara Jensen.
The tube can be purchased at

The  kit is “Forest Fairy” from
and can be purchased at

You will need my mask




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 15.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 24 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste element 56, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  125, resize 20% and position behind the castle.

Paste element 63. Resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  104, resize 50%, position below element 63 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  75, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70 on the top, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  39, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  69, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  118, resize 50%, position below element 69 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 12, resize 30%, click anywhere on your canvas with your magic wand outside of the element to make a selection, invert the selection and contract it by 20, make a new layer below the element, paste paper 33 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the element, merge it down onto the paper and move into place.

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

Paste element  91, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  53, resize 30% and move into place.

Paste element  112, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  40, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  90 above element 69, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  121 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  111, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  23, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  46, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  80, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2, resize 12%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element  3, 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 “Sailor 2” from
You can purchase her at

The kit is “Sweet Sailor” from
Bella Caribeña
and can be purchased at

You will need summermask 01 from

Font is is




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 15.


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

Paste Fecnikek’s mask and resize 17%, select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 11 into the selection, deselect,  delete the original black mask layer and move down and to the right a little.

Paste mask 3 from the kit, mirror and move up and to the left.

Paste element 107, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  21, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 15, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  56, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  57, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  22, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  108, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  75, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  26, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  16 below the tube, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  32,,  resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  94, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  114, resize 70% and move into place.

Paste element  144, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  3, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  1, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  2, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  5, resize 11%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element  160 above the tube, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  118, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  38, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  103, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element  92, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element  41, resize 13%, 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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The tutorials are, unless otherwise stated, my idea and written by me, any similarity to any other tutorial is entirely coincidental. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of any material on this blog, without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Vivienne and Vivienne's Paintbox with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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