Mijn Wonderlijke Wereld by Masja Van Den Berg has a beautiful winter cover with a reindeer and snowflakes and silver foil. It comprises of 46 of Masja’s beautiful artwork. Inside you will find a mix of paisley patterns, Snowflakes, 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 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.
You buy the book now from Masja’s Etsy Shop . With worldwide shipping from The Netherlands.
or you can pre-order the English edition of the same book – My Wondrous World: Enchanted Winter from Amazon UK or Amazon.com or from The Book Depository which has free worldwide shipping. It is out in October 2016.