Back in October last year I featured Playing Color cards on my blog when they were in their crowdfunding phase and not yet released. Now I have my hands on a pack and they are fabulous!
This fully colourable playing cards deck was designed by Claire Green, and Australian designer & colouring fan. Claire had quality in mind all the way through production, making sure these cards would be durable enough for repeated handling yet have a perfect surface for all types of colouring media. The cards are 300gsm in thickness with a glossy laminated back to keep them strong through lots of shuffles, and the colouring side is a smooth uncoated card with light tooth perfect for coloured pencils. You can colour them with anything but alcohol markers should be used with caution as they can show through slightly on the reverse side.
The price is right too- at the current sale price of just over £5 per deck (usually £8) you can afford to get decks as gifts for family, friends, the kids- you name it! For 52 cards of such high quality and hours of colouring time, it's incredible value for money. International shipping from Australia is around the same price as the deck, but if you buy 6 or more decks you can contact Claire to get a shipping discount.
I had a blast colouring them & can't wait to have a full colour deck (although my boys have already pinched a couple of cards to colour themselves!)
I was given this product in exchange for an honest review. You can find them on the Playing Color website.