Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book
Product DescriptionA special artist's edition of the international bestseller Enchanted Forest with 20 illustrations from the original book, ready to color and frame.
"The colorists have a queen, and her name is Johanna Basford." – New York Magazine
"Consider trading in your yoga mat for a set of markers and peruse the gorgeous gardens of Basford's imagination." – The Huffington Post"The best coloring book for anxiety." – Teen Vogue
"This book celebrates the glory of all things green and nature–y in the best way possible: coloring book form! Even if you don't want to add color, the illustrations themselves are frame–worthy loveliness." – Brit+ Co
From the publisher that brought you the hugely successful #1 New York Times bestsellers Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, this special artist's edition features 20 beautiful, removable art prints for coloring in. Coloring fans of all ages will enjoy immersing themselves in a selection of the most popular artworks from the original book featuring owls, unicorns, hot air balloons, birdhouses, floral skulls, a magic castle, and more. The stunning illustrations make for beautiful and affordable wall décor whether they are customized in color or left as simple, black and white line drawings.
Special features of the artist's edition include:
• Presented in a new, large–scale format for maximum coloring enjoyment
• Printed on thicker, high–quality card stock
• Can be used with a variety of mediums including both colored pencils and markers
• Poster book–style prints can be removed easily for framing, display, or craft projects
• Only one image is printed on each pull–out poster so coloring artists don't have to make an impossible choice between favorites
Fans of Leila Duly, Millie Marotta, and Daisy Fletcher will devour Johanna Basford's intricate scenes of flora and fauna.
Search #JohannaBasford on social media for hundreds of thousands of examples of shading and coloring techniques. Get inspired and get started!
- From Secret Garden artist Johanna Basford
- Complete drawings and find hidden objects
- Journey through the forest to reach the castle
- Hidden symbols help solve a poster puzzle
- Paperback with 82 illustrations
Top ReviewsBeautiful book. Every single surface of this book is ...
by Balangley (4 out of 5 stars)
March 29, 2015
Beautiful book. Every single surface of this book is color-able, even the inside of the dust jacket! The pages are thick enough to prohibit bleeding through. The only thing that would make this book better is if it were bound differently. Several images span both pages, so some of the art is lost in the crack of the spine, rendering those parts inaccessible for coloring. It would also be cool if this book came in hardback so that it could act as a durable coffee table book once you're finished.
TIP: If you are wondering what kind of medium you should use, I strongly suggest Staedtler triplus fineliner marker pens (photo attached). I got my 20 piece set at Target. The colors are vivid (see photo of the first page I've colored), the tip glides over the paper smoothly and easily, and the 0.3 mm point means you can color in the smallest of spaces (this book demands a tiny point!)
This book may very well ruin my life....
by Tifanie (5 out of 5 stars)
September 7, 2015
Hello, my name is Tifanie and I belong to colour's anonymous.
It all started 3 weeks ago when I walked into costco and saw this beautiful book sitting on a shelf. After flipping through the book while walking through the store, I decided to put it down and not purchase it, due to just having made a large purchase and couldn't afford something "frivolous." 3 days later and I couldn't stop thinking about this book, so I headed back to Costco, only to find they were completely out of stock. I rush home to order it online, and found it also out of stock. Thus began my search for this book. 2 weeks later, I finally found it, restocked back at costco (yes, I didn't buy it on amazon, it's STILL out of stock)
1 week having this book and the quality of life in my house has plummeted. The children have been feeding themselves on microwave kraft dinner and toast, while wearing their pj's all day and given free range of video games. The husband quietly weeps in the corner as he watches his wife fall deeper and deeper into her addiction. My friends shake their heads in annoyance at me as I yet again, bring up another conversation of my new book, or 172 pencil crayons that I use to colour them with (crayola and craz-art, I'm not fancy enough for prismacolors) My hands have reached early arthritis, but I push through the pain. My thumb pads are permanently indented now and feels really weird to use them on anything other than a pencil crayon. I'm sure as the weeks go by my obsession and addiction will slowly wittle its way back into a more normal stance, perhaps I'll colour only an hr a day, instead of 6.
Alas, I tease. I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, and totally understand why it is so difficult to find. It's beautiful. The only complaint I have is as you get into the book, the pictures that span two pages get harder and harder to colour in the middle. I've mostly used pencil crayons, but the markers I have used (stabilo 1mm) haven't leaked through, so it's nice to have the thick pages where many mediums can be used. It can get a bit monotonous at the beginning with aallll the leaves to colour, but if you use your imagination, you can make it fun and exciting with each leaf.
I can't wait to get her new book, and have already added it (and prismacolor pencils) to my birthday list xD
by Ana Luiza Welch,Top Contributor: Coloring (5 out of 5 stars)
May 13, 2015
It never crossed my mind buying a coloring book. My two sons an I live in different countries. So when we were together down in Sao Paulo, Brazil, my oldest soon bought us each an Enchanted Forest coloring book. It was great fun spending evenings at the kitchen table with all of us just getting lost in the coloring books while catching up. Truly enjoyed!
NOTE: The coloring book itself is good. The designs are very whimsical. Lots of leaves to color! Works well with coloring pencils and gel pens, although I wish the pages were a bit thicker. When using gel pens don't let them rest to long on the paper, it may bleed to the next design.
Lovely coloring book.
by D. Delcher (4 out of 5 stars)
June 26, 2015
Make sure if you are using colored pencils to have a sheet of paper between pages to keep colored page from rubbing on next page. Only disappointment is artwork that is trapped between binding that makes the large double page spreads frustrating.
LOVE her books, be careful buying a good copy!
by Rachel_Emily (4 out of 5 stars)
November 15, 2016
I am a HUGE fan of Johanna's coloring books - I truly feel like they are the best out there in terms of the quality of drawings, ease (and sometimes not haha) of coloring, and overall enjoyment. I have all of her books (The Lost Ocean is my favorite since I am a HUGE fan of all things nautical) and I love how she mixes in hidden objects and fun, quirky things within the pages.
So...why not 5 stars? I wanted to leave a review here as a warning to be CAREFUL when ordering this book! I was ordering one for my friend since I already have this exact one. And when I got it in today, the quality and feel of the one I received was COMPLETELY different than what I have.
First off, the slip cover was slick, shiny, and had no texture to it at all. It's almost a shiny white, not the typical ivory and cardboard feel that all of her other books have. I have honestly never felt any of her slip covers feel like this. (Note the glare in the photo I took...no flash either) Secondly, the pages are noticeably thinner. You can even see the lines of the drawing on the other side through the page! The pages in the book I already have feels like thick card stock, but this new one feels much thinner, not much heavier than good printing paper.
The version I have says "Reprinted 2015 (seven times)" with an ISBN # of 13:978 1 78067 488 9 and says it was printed in The Netherlands. The one I received has "Reprinted 2015 (five times), ISBN # 978 1 78067 487 2 and was printed in Italy. I don't know if just this reprinting was different (which is weird since the one I have is newer), but it is remarkably different than what I already have. I even went into a couple stores to see if that's how they were all being printed now, but everything I saw felt like the version I already have.
So, in closing...I LOVE her books - get them all and have fun coloring! But I'd be very careful about ordering when you can't feel and see exactly what you are getting.
by Ciera Andersen (5 out of 5 stars)
September 22, 2015
The designs are beautiful and intricate! I'm buying all of her other books 😻
Best coloring book...ever!
by Qtmomof1 (5 out of 5 stars)
June 26, 2015
Okay, so most people would say, "A coloring book...for adults?!" Uh, yeah! It is truly a beautiful coloring book full of amazing images. I bought it as a stress reliever for my free time. I'm a stay at home, work from home mom to a 5 year old ball of energy, so when I sit down with this coloring book for an hour, it is the best hour of my day! Don't knock it till you try it. I promise, you won't be disappointed. I use Prismacolor Premier coloring pencils and Gelly Roll pens to color in this book. I love that the pages can handle markers, too. They're thick and of the best quality paper you can find in a coloring book. The price you pay for this coloring book is about that of a child's coloring book, so it is more than worth it! Give it a try if you enjoy art and coloring.
The only downside is the double sided pages.
by Sarah (4 out of 5 stars)
August 11, 2015
Gorgeous book. Lots of beautiful pages to color. The only downside is that it is printed double sided, so if you prefer to color with markers (as I do) there is bleed through. I'm bummed that I have to pick and choose which pages I want to color and which pages I will sacrifice to bleed through. I also wish the pages were perforated so that I could easily remove them and color and a flatter surface.
by rox (5 out of 5 stars)
June 20, 2015
I waited a long time for this to come in and it wa worth the wait! It is so beautiful and I have had a blast working on it! I think I will get it for my sister for her birthday too! (I'm 31)
by Jennifer Welch (4 out of 5 stars)
May 22, 2015
Love love love. Only negative is paper stock; should be a bit thicker as markers (ultra thin sharpies) bleed through, then you can't color opposite page :/
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