Friday, January 3, 2020

Dover Creative Haven Mehndi Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)

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Dover Creative Haven Mehndi Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) Details

Exotic birds and butterflies, hypnotic paisley prints, and flowers galore — these mehndi designs offer colorists an array of exciting challenges. Derived from the ancient art of henna body painting, 31 striking patterns are based on authentic Indian, African, and Middle Eastern sources. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Mehndi Designs and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

Reviews

I am a beginner, so I am going to write what I think will be helpful to other beginners. First of all, this book is full 30 of gorgeous designs printed on only one side of nice quality paper. The paper is perforated, and makes it easy to tear out the pages cleanly. The first thing I learned was to keep the original, and make copies to color in case you screw one up! :) No harm done, though, I was able to salvage my original anyway. I had a brand new ream of card stock, and found this works nicely to copy on to. Second, I started off using a set of 50 Crayola Supertips Washable Markers because that's what I already had on hand. While these have a fairly fine tip, it is not fine enough for this type of coloring, plus water based markers show the stroke marks too much for my taste. Since I was unable to afford the alcohol based makers another reviewer recommended, I have decided to try my hand with colored pencils. I perused the reviews, and ordered a set of 50 by Prang that someone had commented were pretty good, and only cost me $11.00 plus about another $7.00 for the highest rated manual pencil sharpener. ( I don't have these yet ) I have also gone to my local Walmart to invest in some inexpensive watercolors, a set of paint brushes, and some watercolor paper to see how these designs may come out in that medium. Not having my new pencils didn't slow me down, since I can make copies, I just colored with markers first enjoying it even with the stroke marks and challenge of "too fat" markers. Over all, the book is excellent! There are only a couple of designs I don't care for. I can see myself doing some of these at least 2-3 times!

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