Escape to Christmas Past

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From Penguin Books we received the book Escape to Christmas Past for writing a review about. We want to thank Penguin Books very much for this.

Information you can find on the internet: A colouring book filled with detailed line artwork that brings to life A Christmas Carol in a unique way. This is story of Ebenezer Scrooge and Marley’s ghost, threaded with imaginative, delicate patterns all clearly outlined in pen and ink, make ideal compositions to colour.  

Although the sun is still shining right now, we’re already thinking about Christmas, because of this nice Christmas book. This book contains designs from the story on Ebenezer Scrooge and Marley’s ghost “A Christmas Carol”. The paper is broken-white and feels very thick. I will show you some examples from this book to give you an idea of what you can expect.

Of course I coloured in this book too. I started with felt-tips. And I chose the Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Brush. These felt-tips coloured very nice on this paper. The ink was absorbed well by the paper and remained in place. Because the paper is of a good, thick quality I had no problems with pressing through, not even after going over the same spot multiple times.


Next I coloured a design using pencils. I used the Faber Castell Polychromos. These pencils are a little softer and therefore coloured well on this paper too. The pigment was absorbed well by the paper. Even with low pressure there was enough colour on the paper. I didn’t adapt this design, because I thought the result was just fine without it.


Conclusion : Felt-tips as well as pencils colour very nice on the paper in this book. The paper is of a nice thick quality, which prevents the felt-tips from pressing through. If you’re looking for a Christmas book, this might be a good choice.

Data from the book:
Title: Escape to Christmas past
Illustrator: Good Wives and Warriors
Publisher: Penguin books
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 17 x 186 x 184 mm
ISBN: 9780141366760
Price: € 9,48 ( € 6,55 (Bookdepository)

This book is available at & Bookdepository a.o.

This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.

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