Winter Oxide Cuties – Mixed Media Art Journal Page with Distress Oxide Ink Pads


Hello Lulu Art lovelies!!

I decided to have a play with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Oxides this month.
What can I say but…   Ahhhh… maaaa…zing!!


I had a go with Dylusions journal inserts so you could see how the colours work on different types of paper…



The Oxides are so well known for making beautiful backgrounds…but…
of course, once I got going I couldn’t resist making faces… and I love them!!

I created some really cute loose faces… I especially enjoyed making my girls with freckles!!5a

Now I can’t wait to get my hands on all the new colours… got them sitting in my Lulu Art cart as I type!
I am off to shop!!
Hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Have Fun !!
Dani x

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SUPPLIES LIST:  (all from

Dylusions journal insert sheets
Ranger craft mat – an important piece of equipment for utilising the stamp pads as paint
Ranger Distress Oxide Stamp pads – original set but any colours would work
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Mini Mister
White extra fine Sharpie
Black extra fine Sharpie
dictionary pages or any book page ephemera
Black gesso
Ceramcoat Ultra Blue
make up sponge
Donna Downey alphabet stencil
Indigo Blue Prismacolor pencil
Grass green Prismacolour Pencil
Heat tool
strong clear glue
liquitex matte medium
scissors, water, brushes

Colour Me Positive – Week 30

Welcome to week 30. My apologies for week 30 being a week late. I hope the week off gave you time to catch up.

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Sometimes life throws you a curve ball or two, or maybe more and can stop you dead in your tracks. You may have even seen it coming.  It could also decide to sneak up behind you, when you least expect it and totally blindside you, knocking you off of your horse (so to speak).

Maybe it’s a wake up call, telling you to stop and reassess. Reassess your job, family, friends, your relationships, habits, or way of life in general. It could be anything that you’ve been ignoring, neglecting or simply is not serving you and needs addressing right now. Maybe it’s a situation you’ve been pretending isn’t happening, for all these years, telling yourself that this way is best for everyone. But is it really? Is it best for you?

It could be a warning of sorts. Is the Universe trying tell you something? Maybe the Universe has been trying to tell you something, but for some reason you’re not listening. Sometimes it takes major curve balls to smack you along side your head to get you to pay attention.

Maybe it’s simply a message that needs to be heard. A message to remind you to start really living, To take a chance, to create a life that makes you happy. Life is certainly too short to spend it being miserable.

Imagine your life is a novel. What would you like the rest of the book to look like?  What changes need to be made to get you there?

So yes, I have fallen off of my horse due to a few curve balls and am still attending my wounds. I will eventually get back up on that horse. So please bare with me while I adjust my saddle. My apologies again for missing a week.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week. I want you to go out into nature to create. Even if it’s just a quick sketch or a jotting down of ideas. Spend some time alone, outside, enjoying the weather. Sketch it all out in graphite first. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes scribble it down and you can make corrections later.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.


Week 30 Challenge Prize: 

This weeks prize is a FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit

I will draw a random name on Friday 11th August from those who have uploaded into the Week 30 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.


Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.


Tara Perry

Week 28 Art Journal Winner:

Today’s lucky winner is Tara Perry. Congratulations. This is so beautiful Tara. I love it.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

Some New Arrivals


Jane Davenport Magic Wands Are Now In Stock. Yay!


Prima Traveller’s Notebook with Kraft Pages in now in!


Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at if you have an urgent questions.

Happy Creating,


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Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat where have you been?

Who doesn’t love playing with new products. Have you seen the new Jane Davenport collection at the Lulu Art Store? I couldn’t help myself and had to buy some of the range to play with.

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I was just so excited to have a play, I used one of my old drawings from when I use to create timber cutouts. This cat and mouse is one I created some years ago for my paper towel holder. I just scaled it to size on my computer, printed it and traced onto Jane’s watercolor paper insert for the traveler’s journal.

I had lots of fun playing and hope you get a chance to play along with me. Why not go and make a coffee, sit back and watch my creative video which I put together to share my processes.



Materials used:
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Jane Davenport Confettissue
Jane Davenport Water Color Paper Washi Tape – Palette
Matte medium
Ceramcoat Black
TCW Stencil –  Inspired Words
01 black fine pen
Sponge Finger Daubers
Water Brush Fine and Board
2B Pencil and Eraser