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Creative Haven Magical Mandalas Coloring Book: By the Illustrator of the Mystical Mandala Coloring Book (Adult Coloring) Paperback – December 17, 2015
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Specially designed for experienced colorists, Creative Haven® coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment.
Perforated pages printed on one side only for easy removal and display.
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When the book came I immediately asked my artist wife for her colored pencils, which she gave me. These pencils work well with the paper on which each Mandala is printed.
I carefully removed the first Mandela from the book and placed it on the dining room table where I have plenty of light and room. I selected my first yellow pencil and started on the inside of the drawing and then slowly worked my way out to the edge, examining my work each step of the way.
Let me say right now that I am not an artist, but I do love color and I can stay between the lines of this Mandala drawing. The spaces for each segment of the drawing are fairly large and easy to color with a pencil. If you take a look at iiiireader's review, you will see the finished product of several of the Mandalas he completed. I think they are beautiful.
The great thing about these drawings is that we can choose the colors that please us most and then bit by bit examine our results. I find myself experimenting with a white sheet of paper to first look at the color I am thinking about using and then trying out a few more colors before I decide which one to apply to the Mandala. I can tell the readers of this review that I am completely focused and genuinely interested in this activity. I won't frame the results, but just take a bit of scotch tape and put them one at at time on one of the walls of my office.
I read, write, and listen to music, but this is the first time I have experimented with coloring a book and I like it and recommend it to anyone who wants to relax for a half hour or so and have some fun with color!
The designs are printed on only one side of the perforated page. The paper and all around printing and binding is consistent with the good quality you can expect from Creative Haven. While the binding is glued, you can easily remove pages at the perforations. The mandalas are all centered well on the page and you will not lose any part of the design if you remove it from the book.
For those who are interested, I will list the various coloring medium I use for my tests in the comments below. My markers – both water and alcohol based bleed through Creative Haven paper. My gel pens don't leak through but they do leave a shadow of color on the back side of the page. My coloring pencils work well with the paper and as expected for the type of core in the pencil. I recommend using a blotter sheet below the page you are working on to keep from ink leaking through to the next page. You can also remove the page. I use chipboard as a blotter but you can use multiple sheets of paper of card stock or even a paper folder if you have one handy.