Monday, February 20, 2017

The excitement when you find your kind of book.

Those that know me know I am not a "book person". On the rare occasion that I do read it is typically non-fiction and takes me forever and a day to read. Although, craft and decor books are a completely different story. Mention anything that involves creating or color and I'm all ears. Naturally, when I first learned about Blogging for Books I pretty much ignored it. I simply don't have time to read. Then I saw the post of a fellow crafter which included CRAFT books...and coloring books. At that point I thought I did a little *happy dance* and excitedly said "count me in!". I was off to find something crafty--Everything Beautiful by WaterBrook was the something I chose.

This book is filled with gorgeous illustrations based on Scripture, quotes, poems and music. There are various images including random doodles like this:

And full scenes like this one:

After thumbing through the full 96 pages I could hardly wait to watch the colors appear and finally decided on the image below. I like that the pages are perforated so that they can be removed from the book. Pretty much the only thing I didn't like about this book was that the pages didn't remove as cleanly as I would have liked; but, it wasn't a deal breaker for me.

I liked that the images were printed on one side with details about them on the back such as lyrics and background information. I thought this was an excellent idea because if your chosen medium soaks through the paper you aren't losing an actual coloring page and you also aren't getting a lot of blank pages. Below is the back of the page shown above. It gives the lyric for the song illustrated. 

As an artist and crafter, I was also very happy to see that each page listed the artist who illustrated and lettered the image to be colored.

As far as the page quality, the pages are nice an thick so they work well with a variety of mediums. For this particular page I wanted to try alcohol ink markers to see if they would bleed through. As you can see below, they did bleed. But, as mentioned previously, this wasn't really an issue since the pages can be removed and there is no illustration on the back side. I would recommend removing them as opposed to leaving them in the book if you want to use a medium that has the potential to soak through the page.

Overall, I found this to be a high quality adult coloring book with beautiful inspirational images that are unique and easy to color. 

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I received this book free of charge from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

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