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From Michael O’Mara Books we received the book Colour Therapy postcards to write a review on. We want to thank Michael O’Mara Books very much.
Information on the internet: An easy way to share beautiful art, this postcard book is part of the hugely successful Art Therapy series. With 20 inspirational and therapeutic pictures to colour in, these pull-out cards can be easily removed, and have space on the back for a message and address. With an eye-catching foil cover, Colour Therapy Postcards would make a gorgeous gift for anyone who wants to de-stress with colouring.
I made a lot of cards in the past but after discovering colouring I stopped doing that. Nowadays more and more cardbooks appear. There are a lot of differences between the sets of cards, so I was curious about these.
First I will show you some examples.
First I started with Spectrum Noir markers. Markers always press through unfortunately. But because these postcards are slightly thicker, I didn’t find that disturbing and you can still write on the backside. The markers don’t run on this paper, so that makes the colouring go nice. And because of the thick black lines I think the bright colours come out beautifully.
On the second one I used Staedler Triplus color felt-tips. The yellow background was printed that way, like many backgrounds on the cards are already printed. It was a great joy colouring this card. The felt-tips went over the paper smoothly and the paper didn’t bulge.
On the third one I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils. The pencils deliver their pigment well on the paper and they went over the paper very smoothly. The blending also went well. The purple on the background was also preprinted. Because of this you have to be careful when choosing your colours. Not all colours work out that well with the purple.
Since they are cards, it’s also nice to have enough space on the backside. The backside of the card is big enough. There’s enough space to write down the address of the addressee, and on the left side there is room for a nice message to the addressee. Below the address lines is Michael O’Mara’s copyright, so the addressee can also see which book the card came from. That makes it easier to look up the book when the addressee likes the card.
Conclusion :It’s a very nice set of cards. Because it contains many different designs, anyone can choose some nice designs from it. All the materials I used colour nicely. On almost every card the background is preprinted.
On the one hand this comes in handy, because it’s not always easy to colour large spaces even all the time, especially when using felt-tips.
On the other hand you will have to adapt your colours to the background colour. But otherwise I think this is a nice set and a nice complement/alternative to pick up my hobby of making cards again.
Data from the book:
Title: Colour therapy postcards
Illustrator: Sam Loman, Chellie Carroll
Publisher: Michael O’Mara books
Product dimensions: 22 x 170 x 120 mm
Price: € 10,20
This book is amongst others available at Bol
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.