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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 art of
 I just love Enys’ art.
You can purchase this tube at

The kit is
“Your Words” from
This is my third tutorial with this awesome kit!
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

Font is 





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

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

Make a new layer, fill with black, apply the mask, resize it 90% and move over a little to the right.

Paste spray 13 and resize 95%.

Paste spray 14, resize 83%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, duplicate this merged layer, position one copy top right and one further down over on the left.

Paste element 100, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 84d, resize 70%, duplicate, resize the copy another 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 101, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 92, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open the tube, duplicate it and close the original.   Now make a new layer, fill it white and send it to the bottom just so you can see what you are doing more easily.   Duplicate the tube, close off the copy and apply the 20.20 mask twice to the original layer.  You will see the mask has faded out more of the tube than we want, we just want the side edges masked out so now open the copy


Paste element 55b, resize 60% and mirror, position on the right and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 50%, position between the two walls and apply the drop shadow.  Open your eraser, set the size to 100 and the opacity to 30 and work with it around the two hard side edges to blend them in.

Paste element 56, resize 50%, position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 30 on the top, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6b, resize 70% and position on the left in front of the wall, duplicate, resize the copy another 70%, mirror it and position just in front of the original copy.  

Paste element 71a, resize 15%, position between the copies of 6b, duplicate, mirror the copy and position it on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 3 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 40%, place in position on the top, duplicate, mirror the copy and position below those flower on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 50 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 72, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 4, resize 34%, position below element 72 and behind the crow to make it stand out more.

Paste element 67 on the top, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 5, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 62, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 3, resize 70% and move into place.

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 beautiful tube “Ingrid” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “On My Mind” from
This is a really fabulous kit, I just loved working with it!
You can purchase it at

You will need “pretty heart” mask 2646*2498 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 28%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.  You need to be very careful when you crop your tag when its finished as there are some very light areas on the mask that do not show up well on a white background, its best to change the background to a dark colour for the cropping.

Paste spray 5, resize 45% and move into place.

Paste spray 6, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste frame 2, resize 45% and move into place.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand to make a selection, expand the selection by 30, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 3 into the selection, mirror the full size tube and paste it on your canvas, resize 75%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay”.

Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 70b, resize 35%, position below the main tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste spray 2 on the top, resize 60%, mirror and move into place.

Paste element 84, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 53, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 20, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 18, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 10%, mirror and rotate 70 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow,

Paste element 19, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 52b, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 85, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 69, resize 20%, drag below the last two elements and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31d, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 42, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 51b, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 45,  resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 15% and duplicate, rotate one copy 30 degrees to the right and one 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments, then crop your tag (remember to change the background colour), add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.









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

The kit is “Sensual Symphony” from
This luscious kit can be purchased at

The kit is “pretty black ink mask” 3281*2500 from

Font is




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


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

Paste the mask, resize it 20% and move it to the top of the canvas.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, paste paper 9 as a new layer, resize it 80%, use my tag as a guide to position the paper, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Pate element 129, resize 60% and move into place,

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

Paste element 80,  resize 53%, place in position and apply a drop shadowing changing the vertical to 0, the opacity to 100 and blur to 15.

Change the white background colour to black so you can see what you are doing then paste element 132 on the top, resize it 50% and position along the bottom of element 80 then change the background back to white again.

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

Paste element 81,  resize 50%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 117, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 84 on the top, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 118, resize 20% and duplicate twice, position two copies just below the car on the left, mirror one copy and position on the right,  the last copy below the gramophone and apply the drop shadow to each.

Pate element 51 below the car, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 93, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 3 , resize 25% and rotate 10 degrees to  the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 23, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 36, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 120, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 10%  and mirror, 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 art of
It seems Rossana no longer sells her art as tubes. 
I have another example of the tag using a tube form
at the end of the tutorial.

I used the freebie kit
“Dare to Dream”
From
I did some recolouring on some of the elements
in the tag with Rossanas’s tube.

You will need my masks

Font is





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



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

Make a new layer, fill with the colour 2e2c22, apply my mask 0051 and resize it 85%.

Make another layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, apply mask 0040, resize 70% and move up.

Pastes your tube, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 1, resize 60%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 70%, position on the right, duplicate and position the copy on the left below element 1, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 13, resize 70%, duplicate twice, place one the left above element 1 and the other two below element 1,  apply the drop shadow to each,

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

Paste element 2 on the top, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 5, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers and make any adjustments.  Duplicate element 1, drag it down to the bottom/right, erase the bit of the clock out that shows 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
bundle with package 39 and kit from
The bundle can be purchased at
I used tube 3 from the pack.
Please note that this kit may only be used with Enys’ tubes
as some of the elements contain her work.

You will need mask 242 by
and 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 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect,  duplicate the paper and close off the copy for now, apply my mask to the opened paper and resize it 90%.  Open the copy paper and apply Mizteeque’s mask and resize 110%.

Paste element 21, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2 and resize it 85%, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5 and make a new layer below the frame, open paper 6, mirror it then copy and paste into the frame selection, open the tube, again mirror it and paste on your tag, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on the tube and deselect.  Close off the white background and both mask layers, merge visible and then reopen the closed layers.

Paste the main tube again (remember to reverse the mirror), resize 55% and apply the drop shadow.  Move the main tube and merged frame into position.

Paste element 34, drag below the merged frame, resize 95%, move into place erasing the part that shows to the left of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 60%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34 again, this time resize it 70% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 25%, duplicate, drag below element 34, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 39 on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34 again, resize 55% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 2, resize 25%, position below the books and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 18 on the top, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46 , resize 12% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Pastes element 43, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 22, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48 again, resize 20%, duplicate, mirror the copy then duplicate it again, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 9, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1, resize 60%, duplicate, merge the copy down onto the original, 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 tube “Lynx Kitten” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Nature Therapy” from
This is a great kit and can be purchased at

You will need mask 2 from

Font is





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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 24 into the selection, deselect and apply the mask with the “Invert mask data” box checked.

Paste element 144, resize 70%, erase the bottom of the trunk, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 142, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 141, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 60%, position below element 141 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 82, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube on the top, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 138, resize 45%, position behind the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 117, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 115, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 130, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 105, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 132, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 110, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 23%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 54, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 52, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 37, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 53, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 98, resize 7%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 135, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 128, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now.

Paste element 90,  resize 15%, position on the left below the brown can, duplicate, position this copy right over on the right so the small end of it is along the bottom of the fence post, duplicate again, mirror this copy and position just above the tubes feet, apply the drop shadow to each copy.

Paste element 20, resize 10%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Once again check your layers.

Paste the tube again between the two trees, resize it 90%, mirror, change the blend mode to “Overlay” and move into place.  Activate the mask layer, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection, go back to the new tube layer and hit delete, deselect.    Open your eraser, set the size to 100 and the opacity to 20 and just work it a little around the edge of the tube to blend it in. 

Paste element 146 above the tube, resize 45% and mirror, 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.










In this tutorial I used the tube “Makeup” by
You can purchase the tube at

The matched kit is “Marguerite Melody” from
You can purchase Dee’s kits at

You will need mask 2 from

Font is






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


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

Paste the mask and resize it 40%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer and paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer, duplicate the paper mask layer and merge the copy down onto the original.

Paste the main tube, resize 33%, move into place and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 45%, drag below the tube, duplicate and move into place.   Select the interior of the left frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and fill with colour 452a1c.  Paste the main tube, resize 65%, position in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect , apply the drop shadow to the frame and lower the opacity on the tube to around 50.  Now repeat the above with the right hand frame and tube mirrored.

Paste element 14, resize 60%, position just above the mask and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41m , resize 60% and position on the left, duplicate, flip the copy and position it at the top, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 3, resize 30% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the copy and position at the top, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 4, resize 30%, position on the left and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 60% and position on the right, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the left, duplicate the original copy and again, flip and position at the top, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 52, resize 60% and position at the top, duplicate, mirror the copy and position on the right, duplicate the original again, flip this copy and position at the bottom of the left frame, apply the drop shadow to each. Drag the left copy of element 41 above these blue flower layers.

Paste element 54 above all the frame layers, resize 60%, place in position erasing any that show to the right of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 64, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 20% and rotate 30 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Paste the element again, resize 23% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element 13, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 40, resize 60% and mirror, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58 on the top, resize 70% and move into place.

Paste element 16, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 47, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments, I made the mask a tiny bit bigger then crop your tag, add your copyright information and text and export on a transparent background as a png.






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