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From Kymie Edwins we received a nice Mandala book for writing a review about. Of course we want to thank Kymie Edwins very much for this.
Information you can find on the internet: Mandala Madness: Adult Coloring Book brings you 50 different mandalas ranging from intricate to basic patterns. Use your favorite coloring materials to fill in the pages. Mandalas have been used to focus attention and aid meditation. Combining them with the relaxing power of coloring books, this book is a great way to relieve stress from work. This coloring book contains 50 black and white mandalas for your coloring pleasure.
The A4 sized book is filled with various mandala’s. From smaller, very detailed ones, until larger, rougher versions. Everyone will find a mandala in here that they can colour. An advantage of this book in my opinion is, that the pages are printed one-sided. This enlarges the choise of colouring materials that can be used. It is advisable to pur a sheet of paper or cardboard between the pages. The paper is of good quality but a bit thinner than we are used to in most books. I will show you some examples first to show you what is in the book.
After flipping the book I coloured my first mandala with Tombow ABT dual brush pens. You can make wonderful gradients with these waterbased pens by blending them. You pick up a lighter colour with the darker one and you can make beautiful gradients. The paper remains in good condition despite the rather wet ink, even after going over the same spot more than once. It doesn’t bulge or get rough. It does press through to the backside a little. That is no problem in this book because there’s no design on the backside. I’m very pleased with this one.
On the second mandala I used Faber Castell polychromos. For once I stuck to the green shades. These pencils coloured very nicely on this paper. The pigment attaches well. By using little pressure and sometimes more pressure, you can create more shades. Even when using a lot of pressure there is no sign of the paper not being able to handle it. Succesful I would say.
Because a lot of colourists use Stabilo and/or Staedler I coloured one more with these pens. These pens colour well in this book too. They don’t run over the lines and the colours remain bright. The ink dries very fast which prevents smudging. These pens do press through a little to the backside. So again use a sheet of paper or a piece of cardboard in between. But again the results are impressive.
My conclusion about this book can be none other than laudatory. There are 50 beautiful mandala’s in it, printed on nice (slightly thinner) paper. But also printed one-sided. This enables you to use many different colouring materials. This book is therefore very suited for marker-fans. I can only say this book is a very nice asset to your collection. And especially when you love mandala’s.
Data from the book:
Title: Mandala Madness
Illustrator: Kymie Edwins
Product dimensions:6 x 279 x 216 mm
Price: € 10,99 (Bol) / € 10,52 (Bookdepository)
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.