Turkish designs postcard colouring book

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We received this nice postcard book from publisher Pepin Press for writing a review. We thank them for this.

Information you can find on the internet: This volume in our Postcard Colouring Series contains 20 typical Turkish designs of vines, floral compositions and geometric designs. The colouring cards are made of the finest 250 gsm acid-free water colour paper, suitable for a wide range of techniques, such as colour pencil, crayon, pastel, ink, water colour, etc. PEPIN® Postcard Colouring Books match the quality of the finest professional watercolour pads. In order to get the best results, we recommend you use high-quality colouring materials.

A surprisingly nice book containing 20 different postcards for colouring. The designs are all based on Turkish influences. The paper is a little yellowish and feels nice and thick. What comes to notice is that the cards have a lot of details to be coloured. So delicate colouring materials are needed for colouring these cards. As stated on the backside you can use multiple materials on this paper. I’m going to test whether that is true or not. Before I start I will show you some examples from the book.

I coloured my first testing card with Tombow ABT brush. This waterbased ink doesn’t press through. It’s a bit of a struggle keeping the ink between the lines. The pigment stays on well but because the paper is slightly treaded, the ink tends to run over the lines. It doesn’t dry nicely in my opinion as you can see in the outer edge. I finished the interior with pastel pencil, which on the other hand attaches very fine.

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On the next postcard you can see that this watercolour paper is more suited for my next testing material. I coloured this with Neocolor 2 crayons. These are very nice and resolve immediately when I touch it with the waterbrush. Now the colours stay between the lines very well and the pigment flows out smoothly. You can easily go over the same spot multiple times in order to make light darker. The paper stays nice and doesn’t bulge, despite the water.

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Finaly I wanted to try colouring a design with colouring pencils. This is also recommended on the backside. I myself think it is suited for using pencils. I used the Derwent coloursoft pencils. The pigment attaches well. Because the paper is treaded, you can see some white parts where the pigment wasn’t able to go. You can solve this by blending afterwards. Then it will become even.

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Concluding I can say it’s a very nice book containing nice, different cards. Nice for sending afterwards. The nice, thick paper is fun to work with, especially with watercolour materials. Pencils work well too but in order to get an even result, blending afterwards is recommended. Waterbased felt-tips don’t have the desired effect in my opinion. Some cards require precise work, but that makes it more fun I think. This book comes in different versions from nice other countries. Recommended for colourists who like working with watercolour materials.

Data from the book:
Title: Turkish Designs – Postcard Colouring Book
Illustrator: Pepin van Rooijen
Publisher: Pepin Press
Pages: 20
Product dimensions: 12 x 152 x 108 mm
ISBN: 9789460096105
Price: € 9,95

This postcard book is available at Bol.com a.o.

This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.

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