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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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Stickerchick – SC1875

TooshToosh - Toosh2548

Up Your Art - UYA0859

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

The kit is “Summer Morning” from
This lovely kit can be found at

You will need mask 731 by

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 45, blur 10.


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

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste frame 6b and resize 50%.   Open Gradient, duplicate it and close the original, go to Adjust – Blur – Gaussian blur and apply with a radius of 20.   Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10,  paste the tube, resize it 90%, position in the frame and change the blend mode to “Luminance (Legacy)”, invert the selection and hit delete.  Paste the blurred paper below the tube, resize it 60%, place in position and again hit delete, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.   Close off the white background layer, merge visible and reopen the white layer.

Paste element 3, position behind the merged layer so it shows at the top, duplicate, move the copy down and  apply the drop shadow to each..

Paste element 24b, resize 40%, duplicate, rotate one copy 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 24a, resize 40% and duplicate, position the original copy below element 3, rotate the copy 90 degrees to the left then mirror it, position below the  merged layer and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 24c, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Patse element 66, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste spray 2a, resize 80% and position below the tube.

Paste element 60, resize 80% and place in position.

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

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

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

Paste element 22a, resize30%, place in position below element 16b and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 22f, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 17, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62b, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23f, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 9 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 57, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21a , resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 75, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 77b, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste elements 71a, 71b, 71c and 71b.  Resize two 20%, rotate one 30 degrees to the right and one 30 degrees the left, resize two 22%, rotate one 20 degrees to the right, flip the other and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place all in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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 fabulous art of
Jeff Haynie!
I just love Jeff’s cats!
You can purchase the tube at

The fabulous kit is “Steam Shore” from
This is a really awesome kit and is tutorial from from

You will need my mask

Font of choice.




I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 15.

For a good result, be sure to sharpen up your elements well after resizing (check my Tips & Tricks page for more info).



Open a new transparent canvas 750 by 800 pixels and fill with white.  Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 23 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 85%.

Paste element 16, resize 80% and move into place.

Paste element 17, resize 55%, position in the top, right hand part of the mask, duplicate and move the copy down and to the left, duplicate again, mirror this copy, move it over to the right and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 81, resize 90% and position across the middle.

Paste element 73, resize 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 5, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 47, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 40% and duplicate, position one copy on the flower,  mirror the other copy and position below the fish on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 40 making sure it’s on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 25, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 62, resize 10%, position below element 25, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 4 on the top, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 63, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 31, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 2, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste the tube, resize 55% and mirror, duplicate, change the blend mode on the top copy to “Hard Light” and merge it 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 delightful tube “Figaro” from
He is so cute!!
You can purchase Figaro at

I used the matched kit “Sienna Sunset” from
I just loved this kit, some fabulous elements and love these colours together!
You can purchase the kit at

You will need grunge mask 04 by

Font is 




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.

Paste the mask and resize it 35%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 14 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste element 173, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 172, resize 45%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 125, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 123, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 10 and resize 35%.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 37 into the selection, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame, merge the frame down onto the paper and move into place.

Paste element 129 and resize 65%, duplicate, mirror the copy and resize it another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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

Paste element 137, resize 15%, rotate 90 degrees to the right and position behind the wall on the right, duplicate and position the copy on the left behind the frame, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 145, resize 12%, position above the frame on the left, duplicate, mirror the copy and position above the wall on the right, apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 44, resize 15%, position below the two grass layers and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 50, resize 17% 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 49 between the two grass layers, resize 25% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 52, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 79, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 145 again, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 24 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 12, resize 15%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

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 beautiful art of 
You can purchase the tube at

I used the freebie kit “Peaches n Steam” from
MizTeeques.
This is an awesome kit with some fabulous elements
and can be downloaded 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 transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 4 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 95%.

Paste element 25, resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 28, resize 45%, position below element 25 and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 9 on the top, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 3, resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Pate element 4, resize 85% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 30, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 44, resize 55%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured this element the same tone of green as the bird on the tube.

Paste element 1 on the top, resize 70%, place in position along the bottom edge of the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 68, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 10, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 11, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 35, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 61, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 20%, mirror and place in position.  Paste element 18, resize 17% and place in position.  Erase the part of the beads that show to the right of the rose and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 5, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 8, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste the tube again, resize 45%,  position just above element 25, apply the drop shadow.  Open your eraser, set the size to around 70 and opacity to 30 and dab around lower edges of the tube to blend it in, lower the opacity even more to further blend for a good result.

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 beautiful tube “White Grape 2” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Country Vineyard” from
I love wine so I love this kit!
You can purchase it at

You will need mask 3 from Set 2 from

Font of choice.




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


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

Paste the mask and resize it 35%.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 12 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.

Paste frame 6 and resize 45%.  Select the interior each section of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, paste paper 12 again below the frame, resize it 45%, position in the frame, invert the selection a hit delete on the paper.  Mirror the tube then paste it on the canvas, resize it 45%, position in the frame and again hit delete, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame and change the blend mode on the tube to “Overlay”.

Paste spray 4, resize 80%,  mirror, and position along the bottom of the frame.  Paste the spray again, resize 75% and position further down on the mask.  Paste element 41, resize 75% and position on the top over the two sprays.

Undo the mirror on the tube and paste it again on your canvas, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 35b, resize 50% and rotate 40 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

Paste element 16b, resize 36%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 17a, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38 again, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 48, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 17% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 1 on the top, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 23, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 33, resize 18%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 36, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 15% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments.

Paste spray 3 and position below the buckets of grapes.

Paste elements 43a and 43c, resize each 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43b, resize 17% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, 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 pretty tube “Madison” from
You can purchase the tube at

The matched kit is “Gentle Memories” from
Pink Paradox Productions.
This is a gorgeous kit and can be purchased at

You will need mask Mask 4 from Set 2 from
Imagine by Fran.

Font of choice.




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


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

Open the mask, resize it 45%,  erase the text then copy it and paste it on your canvas.  Select all, float and defloat the mask, make a new layer, paste paper 20 into the selection, deselect and delete the original black mask layer.  When you get further into the tutorial you will need to use your Pick Tool on the mask to make it longer.

Paste element 101, resize 45% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 46, resize 33%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 2 and resize 28%.  Click anywhere on your canvas outside of the frame to make a selection, invert the selection, contract it by 5, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 9 into the selection.  Paste the tube, position in the frame, 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 the tube again, resize 27%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 59, resize 50%, position below the tube and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 60, resize 50% and position behind the grass.

Paste element 67, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 107, resize 48%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 27, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 32 on the top, resize 12%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 49, resize 17%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 26, resize 16%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 23, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 13, resize 22%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 6, resize 10%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments, I stretched that mask down a bit.  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 “Furry Friend 4” from
You can purchase the tube at

The kit is “Keep In Touch” from
I love the soft colours in this kit.
You can purchase it at

You will need my mask

Font is 




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.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize it 90%.

Paste spray 12, resize 90%, duplicate and merge the copy down onto the original. 

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

Paste element 84, resize 50%, drag below the tube, duplicate, mirror the copy, drag below the original layer and move both into place.  Select the interior of the left frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and fill with the colour 2b2522 , paste the tube again, position the dog in the frame, invert the selection and hit delete, deselect.   Repeat the above with the right frame positioning the tube in the frame.  Apply the drop shadow to both frames and lower the opacity of both tubes to around 65.

Paste spray 1, resize 50%, drag below the frame layers and move into place.

Paste element 6, drag up above the right frame, resize 60% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 10 above all the frame layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 72,  resize 50%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 72b, resize 40%, mirror, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste element 37, resize 30%, position below elements 72b and apply the drop shadow.

Paste word art 2, resize 90%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 66, resize 30% and rotate 20 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 83, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste spray 5, resize 50%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

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

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

Paste element 76, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 19, resize 18% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 56, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44 on the top, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

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

Paste element 1, resize 28%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 73, resize 20%, duplicate and mirror the copy, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments.

Paste spray 7 below the tube resize, 70% and move into place.

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.







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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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