Colour it – Book 1

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We received this colouring book for adults from Colour it to write a review on, for which we thank them very much.

Information on the internet: This is a high quality Grown up Colouring Book
25 A4 single sided pages,  printed on high quality bleedproof art paper 110gsm
Ring bound, for easy access colouring, for left and right handed people
Heavy weight cover
Suitable for Pencil, Markers, felttips pens, inks and paint  

The first impression is that the book has a firm cover. What is also a nice fact is that the book is bound with a ring binder, which makes it easy to colour for right-handed as well as left-handed people. The book contains 25 designs and is printed one-sided. We are going to have a look at the book with some examples.

The paper feels very smooth so I’m going to try Faber Castell pitt on it to see what happens.

Because the paper is very smooth the felt-tips colour nicely and slide over the paper nicely. They don’t run, like I expected them to do actually. The paper is also resistant to these felt-tips. They don’t press through to the backside. Although that wouldn’t have been a problem with the one-sided printed pages.

Gekleurd 1

On the next design I started with Bruynzeel Pastelpencils. I stoppped using them because the pastel doesn’t apply to the smooth paper very well. Therefore I switched to Faber Castell polychromos and they colour much better. These pencils apply better and give off their colour very well. I did blend them afterwards however to give it a nice even look.

Gekleurd 2

Conclusion : In short, a nice firm book with a ring band. Printed one-sided so suitable for all sorts of material. The paper being a little too smooth is a minus, but by using felt-tips or markers that is no problem. The designs are a little bit rough, which indicates that they have been made by someone who does a lot of tattooing. That doesn’t make them any less fun. A very nice asset.

You can buy this book at Etsy and the price is € 11,39.

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

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