Star light, Star bright: mixed media girl.

titleStars in her eyes!!

I had a great time creating this page for Lulu Art this month.


Dina Wakley’s Grungy Stars rubber stamp set had a tiny stamp saying “Star light Star bright”  so I just ran with it…


A starry stencil, thanks to TCW..
Some glimmer and shine,

glimmer galaxy
courtesy of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Industrial chic sprays…

Touches of gold everywhere…

… topped off with a galaxy of stars in her hair (and a few in her eyes, of course!)

20170612_110902Hope you enjoy my tutorial!

Have Fun !!


Dani x

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Dylusions paper pack
Ceramcoat – Santa’s Flesh
Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic   – Black, Night, Turquoise & Lime
Liquitex Modeling Paste
palette knife
TCW- The Crafter’s Workshop – Jennie Bowlin –  Random Stars stencil
Golden Acrylic Glazing Medium
Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallic Turquoise
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Industrial Sprays (follow instructions)
Higgins white ink
Prismacolor pencils – various
Dina Wakley Grungy stars rubber stamp set
Ranger Archival ink stamp pad
Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks (sooo good!!)
Speedball Metal/Gold Leaf and Gold Leaf adhesive (sizing)
strong clear glueI have used s ZIG glue pen
Liquitex gesso – for stamping
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set – starry colours gold set

BRAVE – Mixed Media Feathered Headdress

So here I am again Lulu Art lovelies!! Hope you have all been well and finding time to be crafty!!BRAVE - Dani

This was a fun tutorial to do for you… but I think it could almost  be called a “project” rather than a tutorial. It does get a little …involved ( even though quite a simple idea)

You may need a little stamina and probably a good Netflix series to get through and complete this one!! (I did!! 😉 )…  but I know it will return you a pretty piece to hang on your wall.

The video may need a little stamina aswell at 15 minutes but it will be worth it to get to the end…

I have given you some help though, breaking it up into steps
Step 1 – various ideas for feathersBRAVE - feathers2
At 6:20 time in the video you will find Step 2 – fronds (about 1 minute) & flowersBRAVE - flowers
At about 10:00 (mins) in, I start Step 3: the assembly of the entire headdress. You can see all the completed items to the left of the screen.BRAVE - background

If you just don’t have 15 minutes to spare in one sitting… but can spend 5 … then scroll through to each section at different times… or… zoom directly to 10 minutes in…  and you can see how it all ended up!! BRAVE - Done!

I  hope you get to watch the whole shebang… & that you have a go at it yourselves. Please tag me when you do, so I can come check out what you have made.
Have Fun & Enjoy. Always!!
Dani x

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SUPPLIES LIST: (links below)supply grid2

TCW stencil – Jenni Bowlin -four feathers
Donna Downey stencil – Poppy stems
Donna Downey stencil – grass
Prima Marketing Watercolor ConfectionsTHE CLASSICS & PASTEL DREAMS
Prima Marketing – Christine Adolph -Watercolor Resist fluid
Dina Wakley Heavy Body AcrylicPenny (metallic), Cheddar, Ruby, Lapis, Ocean, Blush
Finnabair – Art Alchemy -(metallic) turquoise
Ceramcoat – gecko, turquoise, laguna blue
Liquitex – gesso & matte medium
Strathmore mixed media paper
Daler & Rowney Langton HP watercolor paper – background
Dylusions Journal insert sheets – small
Pentel Aquabrush, pigma micron .005, Prismacolor blue pencil, Tombow dual brush – black, Ranger craft sheet, mini mister

other supplies:
Cutting mat, brushes, makeup sponges, water soluble black pencil, strong and quick drying glue, scissors & box cutter, sketch paper, book page ephemera

Sunny Days – mixed media art tags

Hey there, Lulu Art lovelies!!

Sunny Days header

Dani Choate (a.k.a. pyglet whispers) here!

Today, I get to spend some arty time with you all on the LuluArt blog and I just can’t wait to show you how I created these two sunny day tags using fab products from

So… take a seat, grab a coffee, figure out where the pause button and the speed controls on Youtube are…  as you might want to catch a still or slow down the process for a closer look somewhere along the way…

…and most of all… enjoy the ride!!

I started some pages by basically, just having a play. I used good quality paper and went with whatever ideas came to mind.

A blue background…


a deep teal swirl… lime and yellow dots…  and a white overlaid stencil.


Next, I took some prints from the wet page.


This is something I often do, just simply to dry my work off  a bit so I can keep creating…  (I am more than a bit impatient with drying times!!)

In this video…I finally went with the tags and once I had the idea… I ran with it!


Hopefully you enjoy the process!!

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Have fun recreating something like this for yourself…  and tag me if you do, so I can come take a look!!

Much fun and many wishes… ’til next time!

~Dani x

If you want to see more of my work you can catch me in a few different places:

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Youtube –

My blog –  

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Dina Wakley heavy body paints – lime, yellow, ocean

Dina Wakley fine tip applicator

Dina Wakley palette knife

Liquitex – gesso

Liquitex – modeling paste

Strathmore Mixed media paper

Inkssentials Giant Craft tags – manila size #12

Caran D’Ache Neocolor II soluble wax crayons – yellow, emerald green, cobalt blue & vermillion red

Prismacolor pencils – grass green, true green, orange, Spanish orange, blue denim & black

Pentel Aquash waterbrush

Ceramcoat – Carribean blue craft acrylic

Sharpie white water-based paint pen – stock up because you will see me using these a lot!