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From Salariya we received the book Mindfulness colouring on the go Volume 1 fro writing a review about. We want to thank Salariya very much for this.
Information you can find on the internet: This luxurious, handbag-sized colouring book has been designed for those who want to find time for creativity in an increasingly busy world. It provides a creative way to relax and unwind, practice mindfulness, and increase focus and creativity. The beautiful line illustrations of the spiritual world have been carefully drawn so you can colour in and personalise to make them your own. It features coloured end-papers, an Ex Libris, and foiling and flocking on the cover.
The first thing that came to notice when we got this book was the beautiful cover. The black appears to be stiched on the cover. You can actually feel it layng on top of it. I like this a lot. The book has a firm, thick cover and can be opened well, which enables you to colour in between the seam very well. That is a necessity here because all of the designs in this book are printed on two pages.
Personally I find this a pity since the book is called “on the go”, which means th book is for on the go as well. You would expect the book to contain designs that you could finish in a shorter amount of time; while waiting somewhere or having a spare half-hour, but this isn’t the case here.
The hard cover makes colouring on the go possible however.
I will show you some examples from the book first so you will understand what I’ll be talking about.
Of course I started colouring in this book and I used felt-tips first. I chose the Staedler triplus color and the Staedler triplus fineliners. These pens coloured very nicely on this paper. The colour display is very good. Despite the paper feeling rather thick, the pens pressed through a little. The design on the backside remains in tact, despite the slight pressing through though. I’m very happy with the result.
Next I coloured a design with colouring pencils. For the colouring with pencils I chose the Faber Castell Polychromos. The pigment of these pencils attaches well to the paper, even when using little pressure. I didn’t adapt the design. You could adapt with a blenderpencil for example, but I didn’t think this was necessary here. I thought it was even enough as it was.
Conclusion : The book looks classy because of the hard cover and the put on front. The designs in the book are all split into two pages, which I think is a minus, keeping in mind the book is meant for on the go, and you expect the designs to be ready in a shorter amount of time. All of the designs are related to the theme Mindfulness/spiritual. Pens as well as pencils colour very well on this paper. The pens do press through a little though, which is something you need to test in advance. The design on the backside does remain intact however.
Data of the book:
Title: Mindfulness Colouring on the go Volume 1
Publisher: Salariya book Company
Product dimensions: 130 x 210 x 14mm
Price:€ 10,99 (Bol.com)/ € 8,79 (Bookdepository)
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.