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From Kymie Edwins we received the book Nature Abstract for writing a review about. Of course we want to thank Kynie Edwins very much for this.
Information you can find on the internet: Nature’s Abstract: Adult Coloring Book brings you 50 floral and nature abstract patterns. Use your favorite coloring materials to fill in the pages.
The book is a nice A4 size and contains various patterns from nature. From mandala’s with nature patterns until birds. You will find numerous designs that all have something to do with nature. On the cover you will recognise nature, because of the leaves and birds you can see there. You can tell this book comes from a series, because Mandala Madness, which we reviewed earlier, has a similar cover. Black at the top and in this case light green at the bottom of the book.
First I will show some examples again to give you an idea of what to expect in this book.
Of course I started colouring in this book. I started with pens and chose the Staedler triplus fineliners. These fineliners coloured very well on this paper. The ink pressed through a little but because the pages are printed one-sided, that is no problem. Put a sheet of paper between the pages just to make sure the next page doesn’t get damaged. The ink stayed between the lines nicely and didn’t run. The ink dried quickly too, which prevented smudging when you accidentally rubbed over the coloured parts. I am very pleased with the result.
Next I coloured a design with colouring pencils. I chose the Lamy Plus pencils. These pencils coloured very nicely. The pigment was released very well and attached to the paper very well too. Because the Lamy pencils are a little greasy I always prefer to adapt these afterwards. I tried to adapt the coloured parts with a blenderpencil but when you touch the black lines, you will get a black smudge on the design. So I chose to adapt it with a stumper and odorless turpentine. This went very well. The paper reacted well to the adapting with this turpentine. Therefore I’m very pleased with the result.
Conclusion : The paper remains good when using fineliners and pencils. Even when adapting with a stumper and odorless turpentine the paper remains good too. Adapting with a blenderpencil worked but when you touch the black lines you get smudges on the design, so I chose not to use the blenderpencil. The paper is printed on one side only, which I always think is a plus. There’s a variety of designs which all relate to nature. So when you like nature designs this book is recommended for sure.
Data of the book:
Title: Nature’s Abstract
Illustrator: Kymie Edwins
Product dimensions: 216 x 279 x 6mm
Price: € 10,77
This book is available at Bookdepository a.o.
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.