Voices Soft and Sweet

Today, boy do we need voices that are soft and sweet. I created this tag with a lot of Tim Holtz product and included a saying from one of his sticker sheets that reads ‘Voices soft and sweet.’ In this world right now, there are some voices that aren’t so soft and sweet. Sometimes our voices need to raise for certain reasons . . . certain reasons. Either way, what’s my tone? Am I being sweet? The world needs more sweet and less sour.

Voices soft and sweet - we need some sweet tones in this world today.

Looking for other inspiration of other mixed media tags? You might enjoy THIS.

Here’s what I used on the above tag and the simple how to:

I started out by adding Grit Paste to the tag with the Deco Arch stencil (one of my new favorite stencils). I applied the paste with a credit card through the stencil. While the Grit Paste was still wet, I sprinkled some Antique Linen, Crackling Campfire, Cracked Pistachio, and Antique Linen embossing glaze/powder. I then heated the glazes to melt.

I then sprayed Fossilized Amber Oxide on the tag, along with some Tumbled Glass Oxide. I used a heat tool to dry.

With Archival Ink, I stamped the tag in random areas with an old musical stamp.

I used different crayons (including Spun Sugar, Espresso) and rubbed into the grooves of the Arches.

I added some embossing liquid by using a paint brush to the paper doll. I then added some Broken China Embossing Glaze and heated. I adhered some ribbon, embellishments, the paper doll, and a sticker to the tag. I also sprinkled with some Picket Fence Oxide.

Wishing all a wonderful day!

Warmest Creative Wishes,

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide