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

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

I would love to connect… so come find me:
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(all from

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:

Instagram – 

Youtube –

My blog –  

Facebook –

Society6 –



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!