The paper is whiter than the Secret Garden & Enchanted Forest AE's, but still has a creaminess to it so it is not bright white like the original book. The cardstock is lusciously thick and has a beautiful texture; a lovely soaky tooth great for pens, paints and pencils. Alcohol markers will show on the reverse but will not bleed onto the next page, which is a testament to the quality. The cover continues the theme of cream card with gold foiling to a centred illustration, and the binding is also identical- a lay flat glue which makes the pages easy to remove. It's somewhat too easy in fact; if you lay your colouring books on your knees or any other uneven surface it won't take much at all for the pages to start popping out. Obviously this doesn't matter if you're intending to remove them, but I'd recommend colouring them on a table if you want to keep the book intact.
Here is my finished page, coloured with ColorIt Art Markers.
Lost Ocean Artist's Edition by Johanna Basford