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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 a fabulous tube from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “My Parlour” from
I love Dee’s dark kits and this one is just awesome with
some lovely creepy crawlies!
You can purchase the kit at

I will need my mask

I used the fount


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


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 3 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 85%.

Paste spray 2.

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

Paste frame 7, resize 35%, rotate 80 degrees to the right and place in position.

Paste element 30, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 31, resize 40% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 77, resize 25% and duplicate 5 times.  Place one copy behind the tube on the left, mirror and flip one copy and position on the right to the side of the tube, mirror one copy and position further over on the right, position one copy above the frame, mirror one copy and position at the top behind the frame and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 29, resize 20%, drag below the flower layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 16, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 71, resize 30% and rotate 80 degrees to the right, duplicate, mirror the duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 63, resize 20%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 85%, drag down to below the frame, place in position and apply the drop shadow. 

Paste element 72 on the top,  resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 45, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 55%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Go back to the frame, select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 3 into the selection.   Open the tube again, mirror it, paste as a new layer and resize 80%, position in the frame, invert the selection, hit delete on  the tube and deselect.   Lower the opacity of the tube to around 50% and dab around the bottom part of her face with your erasure, size 100 and opacity on 10 to blend it in more making the eyes more prominent.   Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste spray 8 above the frame, resize 60% and mirror, position on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 7 above the clock, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste spray 12 above the mask face, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2, resize 30%, position on the cobwebs on the clock and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2e, resize 30% and mirror, position on the cobweb on the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 2b, resize 27% and rotate 40 degrees to the left,  position on the skull and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 89b, resize 30%, duplicate, mirror one copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 27, resize 40%, duplicate, rotate one copy 50 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste word art 1b just above the tube, resize 80% and use your Pick tool to make it a little narrower to fit the tag better, place in position erasing some to wind it 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.





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