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From Abrams and Chronicle we received the set Vive le Color meditation for writing a review about. We want to thank Abrams and Chronicles very much for this.
Information you can find on the internet:Coloring is calming—especially when you have all of the supplies at your fingertips! This highly giftable kit contains a 96-page adult coloring book, eight soft-leaded vibrant colored pencils, and a sharpener. Fill in the meditative designs with contrasting warm and cool hues and let the stress of daily life fade away!
- Kit includes 8 pencils (12 colors, including metallic and neon) and a pencil sharpener
- Top-bound coloring pad is perfect for the right- and left-handed
- Detachable sheets make it easy to display your finished work or share pages at coloring parties
- 94 images are printed double-sided on high-quality paper
- Compact size is great for travel, and a smaller page is less time-consuming to complete
- Pad has a thick backer board so that you can color with the book on your lap
We have reviewed different sets of Vive le Color sets before so I was very curious about this box, where, besides the book, you get different pencils and a sharpener too. What immediately comes to notice when flipping the pages is that the design on the frontpage is exactly the same as the one on the backside. This logic puzzles me.
I will show you some examples from the book first.
Of course I started colouring in this book. I started by using the pencils that came with this set. There are four pencils with a different colour on each end and four normal pencils. Personally I found these pencils didn’t colour very nicely on this paper. The colour issue was minimal, even when using a lot of pressure only a little pigment was released on the paper. I tried working in layers, but because the paper has a somewhat smoother texture, the paper is quickly saturated. Therefore I’m not pleased with the result.
Next I coloured a design using felt-tips. I chose the Staedler triplus color. These pens coloured nicely on this paper. The ink dried quickly and remained in place well. The colours are displayed well and the ink didn’t press through. Because the designs have very thin lines, you must have a steady hand in order not to go over the lines, or leave some parts white. Getting this done in a proper manner was some kind of a challenge.
Conclusion : It’s a very nice giftbox for giving as a present. The designs on the front are the same as on the back which puzzles me a little. The pencils didn’t colour very well on this paper unfortunately. Pens did colour nicely on this paper, but colouring between the lines was a bit hard, because of the lines being very fine. This work takes patience.
Data from the book:
Title: Vive le color meditation Coloring book & pencils
Publisher: Abrams & Chronicle books
Product dimensions: 36x193x264 mm
Price: € 18,99 (Bol.com) / € 14,00 (Bookdepository)
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.