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From Pavilion Books we received the book Calming Colouring Flower Patterns for writing a review about. We want to thank Pavilion Books very much for this.
Information you can find on internet about this book: Colouring is a terrific tool for staying relaxed and present in a demanding and hectic world. Requiring focus on a small scale, colouring in is a refreshing way to practice mindful attentiveness while reigniting your creative side. Approaching colouring slowly and carefully, giving your full attention to the movement of pen on page, creates the perfect escape from all those worries buzzing around your head. Here, over 80 hand-drawn illustrations of flowers and plants are just waiting for a touch of colour from pens, pencils or felt tips. The world’s flora is at your fingertips while deciding which colours to bring nature to life with. Whether you’ve got ten minutes to spare at lunch or a few lazy hours on a Sunday, losing yourself in a colouring book is a simple, enjoyable and undemanding path to inner peace.
Several other books have been published in the series Calming Colouring already. Previous issues in this series were Animal patterns, Nature patterns and pattern. This is the fourth book in this series. The cover reveals that you can expect flower patterns in this book. The cover feels rather firm. The paper feels rather thick, and has a slighty rougher structure. First I will show you some examples.
What struck me when flipping the pages was that some patterns are in there in different sizes, and other patterns are exactly the same on the left page as well as on the right page. Like in the example below. I coloured this pattern in a slightly larger size.
I started colouring with pencils and chose the Faber Castell Polychromos and the Caran d’Ache Pablo colouring pencils. Both brands coloured nicely on this paper. The pigment attaches well to the paper. I did adapt with odourless turpentine and a stumper however, because due to the roughness of the paper you kept seeing white spots, even after using multiple layers. Since I didn’t like that in this design, I adapted it. After the adapting I was happy with the result.
Next I coloured a design using felt-tips. I chose the Zig clean color real brush. These pens are wetter, but I had the feeling the ink was absorbed by the paper very quickly. Despite the ink being absorbed so quickly, the colours on the paper remained nice and the ink didn’t press through.
Conclusion : The book contains all sorts of flower-patterns and some of them are in there in different sizes. I think that’s a pity, but the book is suited for using pens as well as pencils however. Despite the ink being absorbed very fast by the paper, it didn’t press through, due to the thick quality of the paper. Adapting pencil with odourless turpentine went very well and the paper remained in excellent condition.
Data from the book:
Titl:e Calming colouring Flower patterns
Illustrator: Graham Leslie McCallum
Publisher: Pavilion books
Product dimensions: 220 x 220 x 11 mm
Price: € 9,99 ( bol.com)/ € 8,16 (Bookdepository)
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.