by Maria Trolle
Published by Pagina förlag Style: double page printing
Format: Hard back
"This exclusive coloring book takes you on a trip in a lush garden. Meet all the animals that hide among the vegetation and let your mind come to rest by coloring a mandala of beautiful flower petals!"
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Blomster Mandala Coloring Book Review – illustrated by Maria Trolle
Blomster Mandala is a truly beautiful coloring book that is a work of art by Swedish illustrator, Maria Trolle.
It is bound in a hard back cover with a delightful color design with dashes of gold foil highlighting on the cover and spine. The book measures approximately 25.5 cm x 21.5 cm. Inside, as with most Swedish books for coloring that I have, there is a double page black matt spread. Presumably, this is used to protect the front and back of the book illustrations or perhaps as a design feature. Either way, I love it. It gives the books a feel of a high quality coffee table book.
Even the lovely information page has a beautiful bird and feather illustration. This would also be a great spot to test out your wet mediums and see if you have issues with marking or bleed through. There is a lovely nameplate page for you to color as well.
The paper is white but not bright white and very good quality (although test first).
Illustrations are presented on both sides of the paper 🙁 as is common with most coloring books. This book has a few illustrations that are a double page spread but the majority are single sided images. It seems a shame that it wasn’t printed on single sided paper with perhaps a fold out for the larger spreads 🙁 Saying that, the art work is beautiful so I will forgive the double pages 🙂
Inside you will find gorgeous floral images outlined with clear, black lines. Interspersed in this floral garden are lovely trees, birds, a beautiful deer, bunny rabbits and more. There are some beautiful quirky images in the book. In addition, for added variety, there are approximately 5 double page spreads with a black background. Most of the single page images are nicely presented on the page, avoiding the hard to reach spine area. The double page spreads unfortunately, do run into the spine so it may be tricky coloring those spaces.
I like the clearly defined images, that make it easy for these old eyes to see and the variety of images both in complexity and subject matter. This is truly a lovely coloring book that has been well thought out to satisfy colorists.
Blomster Mandala Coloring Book Video Review
Enjoy the video review of this beautiful Swedish coloring book: Blomster Mandala
Where to buy Blomster Mandala Coloring Book
You can purchase the Swedish edition of Blomster Mandala Coloring Book from Pen Store in Sweden. They ship internationally.
Where to buy Twilight Garden Coloring Book (English edition)
See the review here of Twilight Garden Coloring Book
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Happy coloring x
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