Farbenfrohe Weihnachtspost

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From Bastei Lübbe we received the book “Farbenfrohe Weihnachtspost” fo writing a review about. We want to thank Bastei Lübbe very much for this.

Information you can read on the internet about this book: Opening your own Christmas workshop by candlelight and the scent of cookies : using this book will help you get creative, and do your family and friends a pleasure. The 24 cards and envelopes can be made seperately, and sent as a very special Christmas greeting.
24 cards, envelopes and stickers for colouring, crafting and assembling!

This book is very different from normal colouring books. It contains 24 cards on thick paper and in the back there are 24 images you can fold into envelopes. In the very back of the book there’s a sheet of stickers you can use for sticking the envelopes together. I think this is a very original idea. I’ve never seen this idea anywhere before.


The paper feels very thick and has a fine structure. I think this paper will be nice to colour on, but I will test that of course. I will show you some examples first.

Of course I started colouring. I chose a Christmas card for colouring with pencils. I used the Faber Castell Polychromos. The pencils coloured very nice on this paper. I did have to use a little pressure or work in layers in order to get an opaque layer. Otherwise white spots of the paper would remain visible, and I don’t like that very much. So I coloured the design using multiple layers. I think it came out pretty well.

Next I coloured a design, that can be folded into an envelope, using felt-tips. I used the Zig Clean Color Real brush pens. These moister pens coloured very nice on this paper. The ink dried well and there was no pressing through at all. This didn’t even happen after going over the same spot multiple times. The paper remains well and doesn’t press through.
You can colour the inside of the envelope as well if you like, but I prefer it uncoloured so I chose to leave the inside uncoloured.
After the ink had dried well enough I folded the envelope and used one of the stickers to close it.

Conclusion: I think this is a very original book. Colouring your own Christmas cards is a real craze at the moment. And in this way you really create your own artwork. When using pencils you have to use a little more pressure or work in layers, to prevent white spots. This also depends on your taste of course.
Felt-tips coloured very well and because of the thick paper there was absolutely no pressing through of the ink.
When you like homemade Christmas cards, this is a must.

Data from the book:
Title: Farbenfrohe Weihnachtspost
Illustrator: Rebecca JonesUitgever: Bastei Lübbe
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 26,9 x 1,2 x 28,7 cm
ISBN: 9783414824707
Price: 12,00

This book is available at Bol.com a.o.

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

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