I am so loving this new coloring book/calendar!!!! I am very excited about this latest product produced by Debi Payne Designs!!! It is a coloring book AND monthly calendar.
This is a monthly calendar where you can color each monthly page. After you have colored each page, you can hang it on the wall and each month you can enjoy the page that you have colored.
The book is wire spiral bound and printed on heavy weight glossy paper. (More about that in a minute.) The calendar is available in three different sizes: Small – 7″ x 11″ (with the coloring design 7″ x 5-1/2″) Standard – 11″ x 17″ (with the coloring design 11″ x 8-1/2″) and Huge – 14-1/4″ x 22″ (with the coloring design 14-1/2″ x 11″).
Each month has its own design for you to color. The designs include doodle flowers, whimsical shapes and repeating patterns.
The paper is a heavy weight cardstock with a glossy finish. This paper is great! You can use markers and gel pens without any bleed through. Even using Sharpie pens, I did not have any bleed through.
The glossy finish give the markers a bright shiny finish! I am really loving that!
A word of caution: If you use gel pens you will need to allow for really long drying times! If you use gel pens, you have to allow for that long drying time because if you don’t the ink will easily smear, (ask me how I know) and if you touch it you get ink all over your hand and or fingers, (ask me how I know).
The medium that didn’t really work was coloring pencils. With the slick glossy surface, color pencils don’t have anything to grip and they don’t really work.
The Sharpies had a smooth glide when coloring, but with some of the colors, when you stop and lift your pen it “puddles” leaving a darker dot. This can be easily avoided by keeping your pen moving and stopping the pen in a corner where the dot will not be noticed. However, the “puddling” doesn’t happen with all colors. (I don’t know why!)
This is a great calendar that you can enjoy all year! You will want to order you calendar as soon as possible so you can have your calendar finished by the end of year and ready to enjoy all next year!
To see the enlarged coloring pages or to order you calendar, click here.