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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 purchased my tube form Dreamscape Imaging
but Tatjana now sells her art at

I used a the fabulous kit “Winter Melancholy” from
This it’s a great lot for lovers of Gothic kits
and can be purchased 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, select all, paste paper 16 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 90, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 102, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste the main tube, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized mine 70%.

Paste element 83, resize 25%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 58, resize 13%, duplicate, rotate the copy 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 61, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 116, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 109, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 14, resize 15%,  place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 115, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pase element 152 on the top, resize 55% and place in position.

Paste element 43, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 117, resize 10% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 13%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2, resize 8%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 46, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.#

Paste element 125, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 34, resize 20% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

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

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

Paste the tube again just above the mask and position it on the right resizing as needed (I had a close up tube which I resized 80%), click on the mask to activate it, select all, float and defloat the mask, invert the selection and hit delete on the tube, deselect and lower the opacity to around 80.

Paste the tube again, mirror it, position between at the top between the arches, again select, float and defloat the mask, hit delete on the tube and lower he opacity to around 50.  Repeat this with the tube again mirrored and resized 85%, positioned on the left, opacity around 50.

Add your text.

Paste element 16, resize 12%,  hang the spider on your text and apply the drop shadow.

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













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