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From Michael O’Mara Books we received the book Winter Wonderland Patterns for writing a review on. We want to thank Michael O’Mara Books very much.
Information on the internet: It’s never too cold to colour! Brrr! When it’s cold outside and all you want to do is retreat into the warmth, why not wrap yourself up and create something beautiful with the fabulous patterns in this book. From snowflakes and robins to Scandinavian prints and reindeer, there is something for everyone in this wintry colouring book. The perfect way to relax, colouring can help you to clear your mind and forget about your worries, as you focus on the gorgeous patterns and release your inner artist. So sharpen your colouring pencils, curl up by a roaring fire and get creative.
When thinking of a winter wonderland I personally think of snowflakes, snowmen and Christmas designs. This book does contain snowflakes and Christmas designs, but also a lot of different designs. This is what makes this book so varied.
I will show you some examples.
I started with Spectrum Noir markers. Markers always press through unfortunately. Because of this it’s a pity the pages are not printed one-sided. But with an extra piece of paper between the pages the markers don’t press through on the next page. The markers do run a little, but because of the thick black lining and the background, this is hardly visible.
I coloured the next design with Staedler Triplus color felt-tips. When you don’t go over the same spot too often these felt-tips don’t press through. The felt-tips went over the paper smoothly and so it was nice colouring with them.
On the third design I used Faber Castell polychromos pencils and addapted it with a blender. The colouring itself went well, but I did think the pigment didn’t release all that well. This might be the result of the paper being a little smooth.The blending didn’t go that well either, because at some places the ink bled a little and got rubbed. That’s how I got black smudges in the coloured parts.
Conclusion: It’s a very nice “Winterbook” with a lot of different designs, like Christmas designs, mandala’s, winterfigures and so on. I find the paper a little too smooth for colouring with pencils. Felt-tips colour very nicely. Furthermore I think this is a very nice winterbook.
Data from the book:
Title: Winter Wonderland patterns
Publisher: Michael O’Mara Books
Product dimensions: 1 x 22,6 x 22,6 cm
Price: £ 5,99
This book is amongst others available at Amazon.
This review is translated by Nathalie Janssen. Thanks for that.