Mijn Wonderlijke Wereld (Book 2)by Masja Van Den Berg has a beautiful aqua cover with a fox, paisley’s and leaves, and gold foiling. It comprises of 46 of Masja’s beautiful artwork. Inside you will find a mix of paisley patterns, ornaments, florals, mandalas and stylised patterned animals 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 – which is the same paper) and it took the water well, however it is not watercolour paper so you still need to go easy with the water. 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.
It is out of stock at the moment, but you can buy the book from Masja’s Etsy Shop . With worldwide shipping from The Netherlands. It will also be released sometime in 2017 in an English version – My Wonderous World and available from Amazon and the usual sites