coloring-flower-mandalasColoring Flower Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Copyright: 2015
Number of designs: 30
ISBN-10: 1612434576
ISBN-13: 978-1612434575

Those who are familiar with Wendy Piersall’s Coloring Animal Mandalas will know what to expect from this book. The style is similar, except that instead of animals as the main subject, you’ll find flowers – lots and lots of flowers. Some designs are familiar – tulips, roses, lilies, sunflowers. In other designs, the intricacy makes it difficult to determine if the flowers are based on something in reality, or if they were drawn straight from Wendy’s imagination.

Review Breakdown

  • Complexity: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Book Size: 7.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Design Borders: Circular mandalas, no border, smallest margin is about 1/4 in.
  • Design Lines: hand-drawn, so it varies, but mostly thin
  • Paper: above average thickness
  • Printing: single-sided
  • Binding: glue-bound

I tested one of the pages with my Spectrum Noir markers, and the paper held up well. There was a tiny amount of bleed through to the blotter I had put under the page, but it was just tiny speckles after going over the same area 3-4 times. Since the designs are only on one side of each page, you shouldn’t have a problem as long as you put some scratch paper between the pages.

There are a few designs I would classify at an Intermediate level of difficulty, but most of the designs are highly detailed, requiring sharp pencils or fineliners to color all the small spaces. Personally, I find coloring intricate designs relaxing, but I know not everyone feels that way. If the challenge would be stressful for you, this may not be the right book for you.

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