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Creative Haven Vintage Hand Fans Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books) Paperback – Illustrated, October 15, 2014
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- Publisher : Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0486780627
- ISBN-13 : 978-0486780627
- Reading age : 8 - 10 years
- Item Weight : 8 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.2 x 0.3 x 10.7 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #769,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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That being said, you can't go wrong with Creative Haven coloring books, with their one-sided format, good quality perforated pages, and talented artists. Marty Noble is one of my favorite coloring book artists, and in this book, she doesn't disappoint. The collection of hand fans she depicts, as she explains in the introductory note, are actual fans, some from the collection of Anna Checcoli, known as a preeminent collector of fine antique fans, and some from museums. These fans come from around the world, and are predominantly from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Some are folding fans and others are paddle-type. All of them are beautifully portrayed with enough detail to be challenging to color, and are designed for the experienced colorist. I like the fact that a decorative background and border surrounds each illustration to set off the fans in an elegant way and to keep the illustration from coming too close to the book binding. This book is both fun to color and provides a bit of fashion history.
I started coloring a year or so go at the suggestion of a dear friend. I became totally disabled in 2000 which led to me having to give up my career. I suffer with pain every day as a result of my disability and keeping my mind occupied helps me to deal with the constant pain. I’m always seeking new ways to keep myself busy during the day besides reading and coloring has proven to be a wonderful distraction.
Over the past year I’ve experimented with types of coloring books and various pencils, pens and markers. I quickly realized how wonderful the Creative Haven books are...the designs are printed one one side, the paper is a nice weight and the pages are perforated. I like to remove the pages which makes it much easier to work on as I can rotate the page to color and not have to worry about smearing the ink. I tend to use either gel pens or brush markers
Like many of the images on the front of these coloring books, the internal image is not as complex. The fan on the cover is the second fan in the book. It doesn't have the lines and such things. You can really get artistic with these fans or just color them for fun. It is up to you.
Each image is presented on its own page. The backs are blank. They are all perforated to tear out easily.
About half of the fans have people or faces. The rest are flowers or animals/flowers. A few pages have two fans instead of one large one.
I have used gel pen and colored pencil on them. They handle the pen well. It has not stained through the paper. The paper has picked up a mild wrinkle from heavy use of wet material.
Some of the images and areas get quite small. I like this. But it requires a sharp pencil or careful pen work to get into the edges.
She was absolutely thrilled with this book, and loves the fact she can create her own fans until she can replace those she lost.
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I have now bought many Creative Haven colouring books as they always have so made themes to choose from and they suit me very well.
Shops,good price,looking into seeing what else they have to offer.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2019