- Paperback: 60 pages
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing; 1 edition (1 April 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764350927
- ISBN-13: 978-0764350924
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1 x 30.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 431 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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Kristy Rice is an artist first and foremost with a passion for revealing the life-changing power that small acts of art-making can have in everyday life. She wears many hats as the founder of Momental Designs, where her team of ten inspiring women brings the joy of hand-painted art to couples and wedding publications worldwide through wedding stationery and artistic styling. Kristy lives on a retired farm in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, Adam.
The Woodland Watercoloring Book for Adults
A book of 25 woodland sketches printed on lovely watercolor paper invites artistic experimentation with only a brush and paint. Each page is double-sided, offering the opportunity to paint the same page in different ways. The author shares painting tips for each sketch and advice for discovering the artist within. Also included is a painting tutorial and handy color wheel.Creativity is an escape, and this book offers a delightful way to make art regardless of skill level.
- 25 woodland watercolor sketches give adults a means to discover joy in small moments of art-making
- Printed on lovely watercolor paper, the intricate sketches appeal to beginners and experienced artists alike
- Lively woodland artwork designed to inspire deeper artistic experience
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After reading the first review from someone who hadn't even painted in the books yet, I felt the need to chime in as someone who has painted in them!!!
Yes the paper used is a thinner watercolor paper however it is of excellent quality for painting. AND it is most definitely watercolor paper!
Artwork in the book is printed on a smooth "hot press" watercolor paper equivalent to an 80 lb cardstock.
There are several questions I ask when choosing watercolor paper (remember I'm a painter so forgive my in depth explanation):
1. Is there a slow drying time so you can "work" with the color applied for a longer time before everything dries?
2. Does the paper allow the color to explode on the page when wet?
3. Does the color bleed through the other side or significantly wrinkle the paper when dry?
4. Does the paper start to break down or pill after being brushed a few times?
The watercolor paper used in these books satisfied and exceeded all of my expectations for a good watercolor paper (see photos attached).
Yes this is definitely a thinner watercolor paper weight but clearly a paper designed to be used with watercolor and produce a beautiful result.
Just to note re: the first commenter's wish to have the pages printed on a heavier cardstock......
CARDSTOCK DOES NOT WORK FOR WATERCOLOR (sorry for the all caps but this is an important point), no matter how thick it may be. Cardstock is not able to handle water without pilling, rippling and drying the color too quickly leaving harsh, unattractive edges.
***I would definitely recommend the first commenter paint in these books and then revisit their comment! ***
I've attached a photo of one of my paintings in the book...I could never have gotten this result on low quality watercolor paper or cardstock.
Also I follow the artist who created these books on Instagram, Periscope and YouTube. She does many demos right in the books and shows just how awesome the paper is. Check her out:
Now for all the hoopla on the paper. As far as I'm concerned it's a 4++ paper I won't give it a five just yet. There was a tiny bit of of warping but it could be because I over saturated the paper with water. I'm a beginner so I'm not fully trained on the dos and donts.
The images are beautiful however I would have liked to have seen a little more white space. Not a lot otherwise people would probably complain there wasn't enough of the image, but maybe like 5% more white space.
Lastly, I used Prima Watercolors, Tombow markers, Tim Holtz Distress Crayons, Ranger Perfecr Pearls (wet) & Faber Castell Gelatos. They all worked amazingly well on the paper (used water to activate each of the color applications). As a final touch I tried Perfect Pearls Mist...came out great. Brushes used: Stampin Up blending pens, Pentel watercolor bushes and Grumbacher brushes.
PS would love to see a small travel companion book (maybe a 5x7 or 6x4 size)I do my fair amount of weekend getaways and would like to be able to pack a small watercolor kit with a Kristi Rice Painterly Days watercolor book and my Peerless watercolor sheets.
The illustrations are quite nice although I'd prefer some larger images rather than many redundant small ones. Seeing this I thought maybe I'd cut the pages up and make some cards with the painted pages. Well not sure that will work out very well as I'm just finding the paper to difficult to work with. It is quite thin (for water color work) and just doesn't hold the water/paint well enough.The paper pills quite easily so one needs to be very careful about the amount of water used (and I was careful). I also had to tape all the edges down as the weigh of the paper also makes it buckle too much. I think that a book like this is a wonderful idea, but it needs to have much heavier paper in which case the book would have to cost much much more- I love to see a book like this with good paper- personally I'd be willing to pay more for less pages if it was of better quality.