Current Price: £16
Number of Pages: 96
Size: 24.5 x 20cm
Paper colour: White
Paper surface: Toothy
Paper thickness: Very Good
One sided: Yes (one side pre-coloured)
Binding: Lay Flat
Drawings go into the spine: Yes
Waterbased pen bleed: None
It's of no surprise to me whatsoever that the book throroughly exceeded my expectations. Amelia Gregory, the lady behind it all, has worked with textiles, fashion and creative projects for most of her life, so I knew the book's aesthetic would be outstanding.
The paper is very thick and has a gorgeous toothy surface that handles coloured pencils like a dream, enabling you to add lots of layers and build up your blends. It's also bleed-proof for markers (not alcohol pens).
At the back of the book is a short bio about each featured artist, so you can learn more about the people behind your favourite pictures.
Each book is bound using a top-end (and expensive) binding process, than enables the book to lay completely flat so you can colour without the facing page flapping back at you, and of course get right into the spine with ease. The only thing I need to remember is not to put it on my knee when colouring, as it can loosen the pages.
It wouldn't be Colour with Claire without a giveaway around every corner, and after receiving two copies of this wonderful book, I thought it would be nice to give one of you the chance to own it. As the copy is 'in hand' and I can't afford to pay for overseas postage, this is primarily a UK only competition. If you are able to arrange and pay for your own shipping, you're welcome to enter.
The giveaway ends on Monday 25th January at 12pm GBT. Good luck!