In the last blog post I said that I’ve been working on a mandala book for a review, but I was wrong. I have been coloring for a review, but it was in a chalkboard coloring book. I’ve got so many coloring books on my desk lately, that I’ve kinda lost track… The book I was coloring in was The Ultimate Chalkboard Coloring Book.
It has been part of my coloring book collection since March 2017. I’ve brought it with me from one of my trips to the Netherlands back then. I just never took the time to color in it. Until July 2020, when I was looking for a nice sentiment to color.
That’s when I dug up this book again, and colored a first page with my new Faber-Castell Black Edition pencils. I used that page for the review of those pencils, but today I’ll talk about the book itself!
As usual, let’s take a look inside!
Okay, let’s start off with the page I already did earlier. The paper isn’t very thick, but thick enough for several kinds of materials. It has a pleasant toothing to be able to comfortably color with pencils.
Blending was easy and layering, which I’m not a fan of as you may recall, was very easy to do. Of course I’ve only used the FC Black Edition pencils, so I don’t know how other brands perform in this book. To add a little extra I’ve used a few Posca pens. For example to draw the black lines on the orange/green butterfly at the bottom, and to add some highlights.
For the second page, I’ve used a lot more materials. I wanted it to look very sweet. And I also wanted these donuts to look like they were covered in sugar. So therefore I’ve used Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. To add a silver icing to one donut and silver sprinkles on another, I’ve used a Faber-Castell silver metallic Pitt Artist pen.
To color the donuts, I’ve used different kinds of pens. Zig Clean Brush, Tombow ABT Dual brush, Gelly Roll, Stabilo Pen 68 Brush and some Posca pens.
I’m not particularly fond of donuts, it’s very rare that I eat them, but seeing these donuts come ‘to life’… It made me wanting to take a bite from all of them. Especially the pink one with the silver sprinkles and the chocolate brown one… ugh, mouthwatering!
In the corresponding photo album that I’ve made, you can see more detailed pictures of the donuts on this coloring page. (Taking a peek there is at your own risk… You might want to eat a stack of donuts after that ? ).
The good life
My third page in this book is colored with Tombow ABT Dual Brush pens. It contains the sentiment ‘the good life’.
Even though it’s an older book, from 2017, it hasn’t lost its charm. It’s printed single sided, and all pages are perforated. This way you can easily take your colored pages out to put in a frame, or to use for other projects. The book contains 30 coloring pages and measures approximately 11.5″ x 11.5″ (29,4 x 29,2 cm).
As I said, the paper isn’t very thick, but thick enough to be able to work with a variety of different materials. I’ve used a water brush and acrylic Posca pens, which both gave no problems. Just don’t overdo it with water, to prevent the paper from getting all crumbly and bleeding through.
And this is where I’ll wrap this up. See you soon on the next!