- Type: Paperback
- No of Pages: 176
- Publisher: Abrams Noterie
- Release Date: 28 June 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 9781419722073
- Size: 20.3 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
Color Origami Botanica : 60 Bugs, Birds and Flowers to Color and Fold combines the two hobbies of Colouring and Origami. the cover is card printed with a colourful design highlighted with green foiling and inside there is a glue-bound paper pad with pages that easily tear out to colour and fold. There is a contents page which shows the page number of each project (this is not printed on the origami pages, just on each of the instructions). the book is divided into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Projects so you can choose a design from the appropriate level of difficulty. The front pages of the book tell you how the projects work and guide you through and teaching the basic techniques and shows the folding key so you know which bit is the front and back of the design.
Each project has an instruction sheet or two with full and easy to understand diagrams to follow with folding your project. There then follows two or three sheets each printed with the two variations of the design. Areas that will not show and therefore are not to be coloured are greyed out, areas that are partly visible are shown with dots so you can colour this area if you choose but it is not neccessary. The designs to be coloured are clearly outlined in black so you can easily see where to colour and so even though it is not a traditional colouring page you can still follow the design.
As the paper is made to be folded it is rather thin. I used felt tips but they did bleed through badly and didn’t dry well so I would recommend using pencils for this one or you’ll end up with very inky fingers.
It is a fun and interesting book, and adds another dimension to colouring. If you fancy having a go at origami and colouring them yourselves this book has everything you need and it is done well. I recommend this one.
I have to admit, I’ve always struggled a bit when it comes to folding origami and even the simplest of designs tend to throw me, so as a complete novice I chose the BumbleBee and Pine Tree designs both from the beginner’s section. I used Stabilo Power felt tips but they were too inky and wet the thin paper so in future I will just use pencils for colouring this.