Video : Gimme 5 Vase Gardens in 5 Different Mediums – Penny Black!

And now for something a little different!  Today’s Gimme 5 at Penny Black is all about ‘mediums’, that is, using different types to colour this beautiful Vase Garden. To make the comparison a little easier I did choose colours that looked very similar but will talk you through the process in my video below.

And here are the finished cards, starting with ‘Copics’.

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Copics (card video) 2

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Copics (card video) 2

Next to the Prismacolors…

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Prismacolor Pencils (card video) 2

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Prismacolor Pencils (card video) 2

And then it became Inktense (wink)

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Inktense (card video) 2

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Inktense (card video) 2

and Watercoloury…..

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Watercolours (card video) 2

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Watercolours (card video) 2

finally, Zigs!

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Zigs (card video) 2

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden - Zigs (card video) 2

and the lot,

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden (card video) 2 copy

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden (card video) 2 copy

And the finished panels,

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden (card video) 2 copy

Lostinpaper - Penny Black - Vase Garden (card video) 2 copy

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

You can also see my video at Penny Black Youtube channel here.
I have linked all of the products that I used below, hope you had a fab time! Hugs,

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Here are the links to the colour charts that I use.  Thanks so very much for providing these wonderful tools for us to use (hopefully with more to come)!

Copics – from Copic Website

Zigs – from Dina Kowal’s website (you can find the charts in her Google Drive attached to this link)  Thank you so much Dina!

Other Supplies:  Watercolours / Black Glass Glitter / Black Twine
Copics – 0 / V01,12,,15 / BV04,08 / W4,7 / T0,2,4 / B000,91 / Y11,21,35 / YR04,18 / YG17,21,23,93 / G99.

Prismacolor Pencils – Warm Grey 20,50,70% / Cool Grey 70% / Sky Blue Light / Muted Turquoise / Canary Yellow / Jasmine / Goldenrod / Burnt Ochre / Chartreuse / Apple Green / Olive Green / Parma Violet / Mulberry / Dark Purple / Tuscan Red.

Inktense Pencils – Cadmium Yellow / Sienna Gold / Cadmium Orange / Baked Earth / Apple Green / Light Olive / Felt Green / Fuchsia / Mauve / Deep Violet / Iris Blue / Iron Blue / Neutral Grey.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Lemon Yellow / Yellow / Yellow Green / Light Green / Olive Green / Lilac / Purple / Deep Violet / Light Blue / Blue Gray / Gray Brown / Brown / Black.

Solar White 110
Solar White 110
EH
Neenah 80lb
Neenah 80lb
EH
Neenah Solar White 110
Neenah Solar White 110
SB | EH
Black
Black
SB | EH
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
SB | EH
Summertime
Summertime
PB | EH
Arches Medium
Arches Medium
EH
Foam
Foam
EH
Vase Garden
Vase Garden
PB | EH
Happy Snippets
Happy Snippets
PB | EH
Snippets
Snippets
SB | PB | EH
Heartfelt
Heartfelt
PB
Love Expressions
Love Expressions
PB | EH
Gift Card Pocket
Gift Card Pocket
PB | EH
Tagged
Tagged
PB
Antique Frame
Antique Frame
PB | EH
Tuxedo Black
Tuxedo Black
SB | EH
Jet Black
Jet Black
SB | EH
Onyx Black
Onyx Black
SB | EH
Bundled Sage
Bundled Sage
EH
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
SB | EH
Copic Markers
Copic Markers
SB | EH
Prismacolor Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
SB | EH
Zig Clean Color
Zig Clean Color
SB | EH
Inktense Pencils
Inktense Pencils
EH
Jet Black Spray
Jet Black Spray
ALT
White EP
White EP
SB | EH
Embossing Magic Bag
Embossing Magic Bag
EH
Powder Tool
Powder Tool
SB | EH
Heat Tool
Heat Tool
EH
Silver 4
Silver 4
EH
Faber Castell - Water Cup
Faber Castell – Water Cup
SB | EH
Tweezers
Tweezers
SB | EH
Craft Knife
Craft Knife
SB | EH
Scissors
Scissors
SB | EH
Bigshot
Bigshot
SB | EH
Tim Holtz - Grid Blocks
Tim Holtz – Grid BlocksSB | EH
MISTI
MISTISB | EH
Bone Folder
Bone FolderEH
Mini Scorpal
Mini ScorpalSB | EH
Guillotine
Guillotine
SB | EH
Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
SB | EH
Glue Dots - Micro
Glue Dots – Micro
SB | EH
Painters Tape
Painters Tape
EH
Scor Tape 1/4
Scor Tape 1/4
SB | EH
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
SB | EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
SB | EH
Foam Squares
Foam Squares
SB | EH
ATG
ATG
SB | EH

30 thoughts on “Video : Gimme 5 Vase Gardens in 5 Different Mediums – Penny Black!

  1. All are beautiful, but I think I like the prismacolor,the watercolory,and the zigs the most! Thank you for the comparison it is very helpful!

  2. I enjoy your videos so much and this one in particular!!! What a lot of work!!! I love seeing the various mediums you used and how you put the cards together. I have a few inktense pencils and love them, but hardly use them (although I pulled out watercolor pencils the other day to play with and had fun … all the while thinking “Why don’t I use these more often?!!”). I’ve felt intimated by the copics and resistant to try them because of the cost. I love to watch people color using them and am getting dangerously close to trying them out!! Not sure whether to thank you or not for your comments on using them!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the video. (Been watching episodes from the show “Who Do You Think You Are?” out of Australia lately. What a fascinating part of the world you live in! I’ve long wanted to visit “down under” and hope to be able to one day.) Cheers! And Happy Autumn!

  3. Therese, you just blow me away with your colouring.
    I so admire how you chose your themes and then create across so many mediums.
    These five cards are all unique and each card is so very lovely.
    Because of my great love of Prisma’s I’d have to say that the third card is my favourite.
    Thank you for the how to videos. I love your fresh and honest approach to creating.
    Seeing a notification in my emails from you is such a highlight to my working day.
    I can’t tell you how much you’ve inspired my own card journey.
    Looking forward to what Therese will do next.
    Cheers
    Lisa

  4. Love, love all of these! I don’t have Copics or Zig markers, but have the other mediums and after seeing your video I think that I have enough (did I really say that?) for the time being. Thanks for sharing all the tips and techniques that you find helpful. 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing i really enjoyed your 5 mediums video. You make it look so easy! Love your work.

  6. I loved watching how you work with each medium. I only have a few Copics and while they are easiest for you, I find them quite difficult. I do love my Zigs but they can be ornery at times depending on what I’m painting. I have Inktense pencils and I mostly color brush to pencil for the best blending. I recently got PolyChromos pencils and have been practicing with them and I love them, especially on dark cardstock. Of course there’s always Distress Inks to watercolor with. Half of the fun of creating is to vary what I use.

  7. Wonderful to see your medium comparison, Therese, thanks for taking the time to share your tips with these. I hanker dreadfully for the Prismas, but, as I still have the small Derwent ColourSoft set, I cannot justify the purchase at present…My wishful bucket has now been emptied of world travel desinations, mountain peaks, flying lessons etc. and now rattles with pencils and pieces of paper…Di

  8. This was such a great video and project. I got a pack of Inktense pencils yesterday so tried them out with the help of your tips! I am thrilled with the results.

    Keep up the great inspiring art projects!

    Thanks!

  9. I could watch you colour all day, Therese … no matter what medium you use! These are all gorgeous … such delicious sutble differences depending on what you used … and each one as lovely as the last! Thank you! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  10. Therese your video is a joy to watch! Wonderful showing each of the mediums. I am especially grateful for your hints about each medium. You are the BEST!!

  11. Therese, I loved watching your video and am amazed with the results you achieved with them (but I’m surprised with how similiar they all were also. Just goes to show that lovely results can be achieved no matter what media you use.) The way you turned the images into different cards was also inspirational, as with just a tweek, you make them look totally different. You are just so talented and unique in your viewpoint of art and craft. I’m sorry I’ve not been keeping up with your work lately, I’ve been sick, but I’m looking forward to seeing a lot more in the future. Love always, Janelle. 🙂

  12. Great comparison. I have no favorites of the 5. All great!
    I am wondering if you would share where you got the pages in your book. That seems like a great idea to have a file of all of ones colors.
    Would you please share that?

  13. I enjoyed watching your video,the cards,no matter what coloring medium you used, are absolutely stunning… I like so much your color charts folder,very clever and helpful… it will be great if you link to these charts…
    Hugs,
    Susana

  14. Love, love, love your comparison cards! You helped me understand some of the characteristics of each medium. I liked seeing your color charts, too. A neat idea having them all at your fingertips.

  15. WOW all beautifully coloured. Couldn’t pick a fav. Thanks for reminding me I have some intense pencils that haven’t had some love for a while 🙂 (actually most of my stash! I have been MIA!)

  16. Absolutely GORGEOUS cards, Therese! I love the effects of the different medium…each one is so unique!

  17. 5 absolutely stunning cards! you make each medium look effortless and I know practice makes perfect but I really struggle with colouring (no matter what medium) that doesn’t stop me from buying them all (in every colour too) I think I love the vibrance of the zigs as my fav xxx

  18. I see you list three different black ink pads. Which pad did you use for each medium? Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi There, I used the Archival Jet Black for any of the water based colouring (ie Zigs / Watercolours / Inktense) then I used the Memento Tuxedo for the Copics and Pencils and finally I used Onyx Black for all of them I use this to ‘restamp’ the image over top at the end of colouring to crisp up the outlines – I do this by keeping my stamp in the MISTI in the same position. You can really use any black inks that you have as long as they are compatible with the medium that you are using. Thanks so much for visiting, Crafty hugs, Therese

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