World of Flowerss

World of Flowerss❮BOOKS❯ ✸ World of Flowerss Author Johanna Basford – Show your colours Join 'colourist ueen' Johanna Basford on a floral adventure around the world and beyond into the realms of fantasy and imagination This sensational new colouring book is filled with Show your colours Join 'colourist ueen' Johanna Basford on a floral adventure around the world and beyond into the realms World of Epub / of fantasy and imagination This sensational new colouring book is filled with countless new blooms and blossoms ready for you to discover and bring to life in colourAn abundance of fascinating florals awaits including Dainty ballerina esue FuchsiasBleeding Heart OrchidsSwirls of OsteospermumsOriental PoppiesFabulous Persian PoppiesMexican Passion Fruit FlowersVibrant pinwheels of Phlox Peppermint TwistHelleborus Roses and RanunculusBumblee bee PrimrosesGiant Pink Lotus Blossoms from the lily ponds of IndiaCurtains of exotic Jade VineSnowdonia HawkweedRafflesia Arnoldii from the rainforests of IndonesiaRothschild’s Slipper Orchid from Northern BorneoMexican Chocolate Cosmos – which apparently smell as good as they lookThe spectacular nocturnal Kadupul flower which only blooms at night and Johanna has picked a crisp ivory paper that accentuates and compliments your chosen colour palette The smooth untextured pages allows for beautiful blending or gradient techniues with coloured pencils or are perfect for pens allowing the nib to glide evenly over the surface without feathering.


World of Flowerss PDF ß World of  Epub /
  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • World of Flowerss
  • Johanna Basford
  • 07 June 2014
  • 9780753553183

10 thoughts on “World of Flowerss

  1. says:

    This review is taken from my blog where I review adult colouring books from a mental health perspective Images a video flick through a video review and a comparison of this US edition to the UK edition can be found here of Flowers is the 7th book brought to us by colouring ueen Johanna Basford She very kindly sent me the most wonderful box of goodies including the UK and US edition of World of Flowers so that I could review and compare the two you can see my unboxing video and flip through of the US edition here This review is of the US edition You can find the UK edition review here I have compared the two in detail both via video and in a written post including photos there are a lot of differences most of which don’t affect enjoyment of the book but a few of which do including the coverdust jacket paper image size and whether they match your previous editions so do check out that post so that you purchase the right edition for you The US edition publishes on the 23rd of OctoberWorld of Flowers is a paperback suare book 255cm x 255cm which is exactly the same size as the US editions of Johanna’s previous suare titles Lost Ocean Magical Jungle and Johanna’s Christmas It has a white spine with black text the same as the US editions of previous titles and it looks beautiful with the other books on the shelf see photo below The US edition doesn’t have a removable dust jacket and instead has card covers with rose gold foiling accents on the front really adding to the luxurious feel of this book The card covers open out to reveal French flaps with a fully colourable floral design spanning the interior this card is matte and therefore colourable with almost any medium you choose The spine is glue bound which isn’t ideal as these aren’t overly durable and often cause the pages to fall out as the spine breaks uite easily; it takes a bit of work to get the spine to lie flat but you can reach the majority of the gutter and colour it The paper is a pale ivory colour it’s Johanna’s new signature paper and is exactly the same as that found in the US edition of Magical Jungle Johanna’s Christmas and Ivy and the Inky Butterfly it’s a medium thickness and lightly textured and it’s perfect for pens and pencils; pencils are a dream to blend and shade with and pens go on really smoothly though they do spread sideways ever so slightly as the paper is a little absorbent so just mind that they don’t bleed through unless you use alcohol markers and they only shadow if you colour too much in one spot It is not the same paper as used in the UK editions of these booksUpon opening the book you find the beautiful title page and then a “This book belongs to ” page where you can add your name there is then an introduction and colouring tips from Johanna and then 80 pages of beautiful flower illustrations There is no treasure hunt in this book and so there is also no key of images at the back either The images are printed double sided with no border normally this would mean a little of each image was lost into it but Johanna has taken on board the concerns of us colourists and has deliberately left the spine as clear as possible in the vast majority of the images so this frustration is mostly gone The book contains 80 pages of stunning images the same number as in Lost Ocean and Magical Jungle fewer than Johanna’s first two books 96 Secret Garden 84 Enchanted Forest but I have to say I didn’t notice this at all until I looked at the specs on This book is every flower lover’s dream If you don’t like flowers or aren’t that keen on them or leaves then this book is absolutely not for you because it really does what the title suggests and is jam packed with large blooms tiny blossoms seedlings potted plants cut flowers perfumeries ponds gardens potting sheds and visitors to flowers including bees butterflies beetles snails and The designs range from patterns and mandalas to circular and wreath designs ribbons and banners to single and double page scenes centred images with large open backgrounds and pages crammed with content where you couldn’t sueeze any on if you tried There isn’t a story feel to this book it doesn’t create such a vivid sense of place like so many of Johanna’s previous books have done but it does very much take you to a garden and so although it doesn’t feel to me like a journey it is much like visiting a garden it’s filled with variety and will look truly incredible filled with colour The detail and intricacy that we’re so familiar with is well and truly back I was slightly disappointed with the lack of detail in Magical Jungle and a few of the images in Ivy and so I’m really glad to see it back because that’s what I’ve always loved so much about Johanna’s work At the very end of the book is a double sided fold out poster with two different floral garden scenes to colour This can be detached from the book as it is perforated but it seems uite well attached and therefore won’t accidentally fall out from the book as long as you’re careful with it A number of the images in the book have large blank spaces where you can add your own inky leaves and creatures or just leave them blank if drawing isn’t your forte and unlike in Secret Garden there are no written hints so you’re free to create whatever your imagination can conjure up If you need inspiration then head online to google pinterest and Facebook colouring groups where there will be finished pages cropping up daily from people worldwide who are venturing into this garden of delightsIn terms of mental health this book is brilliant because of its content and how beautifully the images are drawn The line thickness is consistent throughout and is very thin so you will need very good vision and fine motor control to get the most out of this book The images are drawn with a range of intricacy and detail levels but mostly this remains high so again you need good vision and dexterity The nature of the imagery in this book is superb for calming you down and helping you to zone out I find nature scenes the best thing for calming down my anxious racing mind and this book really does that It’s great for keeping you occupied and distracted and because of the variety of image styles it means that there is something for every concentration level as well as good and bad days of symptoms There are ribbon images which could take you just a couple of hours to colour centralised single images which will take a few hours all the way up to jam packed double page spreads depicting perfumeries and potting shed shelves which will take days or even weeks depending on what mediums and techniues you use to colour themOverall I would highly recommend this book A few comments I’ve seen online have criticised this book for being samey and unoriginal but I can’t agree I’ve gone back through Secret Garden and although World of Flowers does remind me of it the imagery really isn’t similar other than being drawn by the same person Johanna has really developed her style since the first book all of the spaces and designs are colourable for the majority of us whereas the intricacy level in Secret Garden is exceptionally high for most images and therefore uite a challenge to colour There are many types of designs in this new title and therefore much variety even though the theme is limited than any previous book has been This book is certainly geared up for those who love colouring flowers and leaves and if that isn’t your thing then it absolutely isn’t for you but for those of us who do it’s just perfect and stunningly beautiful

  2. says:

    My copy is the UK edition 30Oct18Not rating until I have actually coloured in itBut so far I am happy with my first Johanna Basford The illustrations are simply beautiful 03Nov18After one page I can confirm that the papers react better with oil based pencils no wonder the author gifted YouTubers FC Polychromos with their review copiesI have yet to try out other media like watercolour pencils gel pens etc For now 45☆

  3. says:

    Absolutely love it I instantly fell in love with the illustrations of the actual pages but what really caught my eye was the cover I love flowers and coloring them are one of my top favorites Everything about it is beautiful and you get tons of stuff to color Can’t wait to color it all maybe but I’m hoping so ;

  4. says:

    If you like to color I love to color Joanna's books are wonderful

  5. says:

    Currently colouring this one One of my favourite colouring books although I am not very fond of flowers

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