30 Traditional and Beautiful Christmas Designs printed one side of the page

Magic Christmas: Coloring Book for Adults

By: Happy Coloring

Rating: 5 of 5

I own a couple of coloring books by artist Juliana Emerson but I believe that this is the first one that I have that focuses on people. The scenes are all traditional Christmas and include: Santas, angels, baby Jesus and a nativity scene, outdoor scenes, trees, candles, packages, and more. The designs are done with a vintage style from a by-gone era. The book is filled with designs that evoke the holiday season and give a lot of joy to my time spent coloring.

The designs are detailed but not what I would call intricate (calling for special small nib pens/markers and fine point pencils.) I am able to use both fine and ultra fine points with no problem. The designs are beautiful background scenes for a fun coloring project.
This is what I discovered while coloring in this book and testing my coloring medium on the paper:
30 Vintage style Traditional Christmas Designs
Printed one side of the page
Paper is typical inexpensive quality by CreateSpace printing: white, thin, slightly rough and non-perforated.
The designs do not merge into the binding and have an unusual double line frame at the outer edges of the design
Glue Binding
Alcohol-based markers bleed through the page quickly.
Water-based markers bleed through in spots.
Gel pens and India ink pens leave shadows on back of the page. India ink can bleed through if you apply heavily or multiple coats.
Coloring Pencils work well with this paper. I found that I could layers the same color for deeper pigment or multiple colors and I could blend easily using a blending stick. I tested both oil and wax based pencils. I also found that hard lead pencils leave dents through the paper.
I like to use a blotter when working in the book. I use a page of card stock or several sheets of heavyweight paper under my working page. It keeps seeping ink and marring dents from ruining the pages below.

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