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3D Coloring In Project – Volume 1 – Review

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by Joanna Osborne
Published by Wishingstone Publishing on 2016
Style: color inspiration images, Instructions - Tips, single page illustrations
Pages: 28
Format: Card cover, Craft

Combining coloring and crafting into the book that contains 5 lovely 3D projects the whole family can enjoy. Suitable for colorists of all skill levels and ages.

3D Coloring In Project – Volume 1 – Review

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3D Coloring In Project (Vol 1) Review

The 3D Colouring in Project is a completely different type of coloring book to appear on my desk.  I have to say that I have been waiting for a book like this to come along!   I love coloring that has a purpose.    Things that you can frame, bookmarks you can make, notecards you can send, notebooks you can use all appeal to me. The 3D colouring in project book appeals because you get to color something and then turn it into a little craft project.

Cover & Layout

The cover of this A4 sized book is white and glossy.  There is a lovely mandala as the cover image and you can see from the printing the 3D effect.  The outline of grey below indicates that this is a layering effect.

The back cover shows some line art from within the book.   Again, the images have been layered so you can identify that this effect is achieved by clever layering rather than an optical illusion.

The inner card cover has a nameplate page on the inside of the book, which is probably not needed for a book that is quickly going to get chopped up 🙂  The back cover has a gorgeous array of colored and assembled projects from the book.

There are 5 coloring projects for you to complete in the book.    Joanna gives you instructions on how to assemble your completed projects.  Throughout the book, there are a number of colored illustrations to inspire you.

Thick paper has been used throughout the book so that it is sturdy enough for these coloring projects.  Unlike a lot of coloring books, you will not need to copy on to card stock.   If you are using alcohol markers, it would be prudent to put a piece of paper underneath the image you are coloring to avoid any bleeding.


The first project are a pair of owls with foilage.   There are two pages that follow giving you the pieces to form the layers of the final project.   The finished project can either be framed or used as a card.   If you fancy the owl, you can also see it in her other products,  Book of OwlsMini Hoot and the Owl Colouring in Card Pack.

Project 2 and 3 are lovely layers of mandalas that have a flower appearance to them.  If you fancy the florals the images can also found in Flower Rounds Mini Book.

In Project 4, we go retro with a Paisley design.   The colored inspirational image of this is just gorgeous!   You can find more paisleys in the Pretty Paisley and Petite Paisley Books.

To finish up our 3D projects we have a magnificent mandala with 7 layers!   This is the same beauty that is featured on the front cover of the book.

The line art in this book is crisp and bright black.   It varies in weight between medium and heavy with some solid black used in the projects.

This would be a great book for those colorists that also enjoy crafting, card making and scrapbooking.   It would also be a lovely project for those that has visual issues as most of the projects are very easy to see.  There are some projects that have finer details, but if they prove too challenging a quick color wash, would be just as effective as trying to color the smaller details.

3D Coloring In Project – Volume 1 – Video Review

Where to buy 3d Coloring In Books

At present, the 3D coloring in books appear to be only available here.   I believe that the artist arranges for the printing of the books locally so she can control the paper type.  Volume 2 of the 3D coloring book has also been released and is available to purchase here.


About the author


I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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  • Would love to see a page you or someone else has colored. This sounds so cool.

    Thank you Lea


    • I think I actually did color something from here, I’ll have to dig it out and find out! Happy coloring x

      • Grrat@!! Would love to see a colorrd page , no rush, before
        I decide.

        Thanks Lea

        Sorry bout typos, super sick…pneumonia, high fever, etc.


        • Finding it is the problem …lol I’m trying to clear a shelf of coloring books so I can have some room. The only real way to clear it is review them all lol! Anyway I’m ordering you to bed rest. If you have pneumonia you should be taking it easy and resting. I had this last year as one of the many things and it was awful. Bed rest young lady! Take care x