Mijn Wonderlijke Wereld (Book 1) by Masja Van Den Berg has a beautiful aqua cover with a Koi Carp, paisley pattern and gold foiling. It comprises of 46 of Masja’s beautiful artwork. Inside you will find a mix of paisley patterns, florals, mandalas and stylised patterned forest animals, fish and birds.
The artwork is exquisite with both a Scandinavian and an Indian influence which sounds like an odd combination but Masja combines these two influences so well. The pages are professionally glue bound, double sided and the paper is nice and a thick quality.the print quality is precise clear black lines of a medium thickness, and even though it is quite detailed it is not overly so and is suitable for all levels of skills. the book itself measures 24.8 x 24.8 cm.
I used Inktense pencils for the owl picture in book 3 and it took the water well, however it is not watercolour paper so you still need to go easy with the water. The paper is the same in book 1. Markers (water-based) work fine from my tests and pencils work beautifully. It is unsuitable for alcohol markers though due to it being double-sided; those babies will bleed through anything! This book has been made with a lot of love and care, and it shows.
You can buy Mijn Wonderlijke Wereld Book 1 now from Masja’s Etsy Shop. She ships worldwide from The Netherlands. I don’t have a release date yet but it will also be available at a future date through Amazon UK/US/Canada sites and other good book sellers.