I’m always fascinated by new entrants to the paper market. For the last few weeks I’ve been reviewing various sheets and swatch cards from Colorverse, but I’m particularly excited about today’s batch because, well, I love coloring!
Colorverse Coloring Sheets (16 sheets for $12.00) are a fun new addition to their line. Each package contains 4 each of four different floral designs, printed on 200gsm Nebula Premium paper measuring 5″ x 7.25″ (128mm x 182mm). While I believe the intent is to color them with fountain pen ink (the packaging shows a pen nib doing the coloring), there are so many ways you could use these cards.
I took the opportunity to do a light ink wash with a paint brush. I pulled out three of my favorite inks: Papier Plume Ivy Green, Pilot Iroshizuku Ajisai, and just a few hints of Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki/Shikubu. After the ink wash dried I added a few line details with my TWSBI Eco filled with Yoseka x Ink Institute No. 1 Origin.
I am by no means a water color artist (you’ll need to check out Tina’s posts for the arty content), I’m pretty pleased with what I was able to accomplish in just 20 or 30 minutes. The card curled just a smidge, but not nearly as much as the Colorspace Ink Art Cards that I reviewed a few weeks ago. Odd because it’s the same paper!
Surprisingly enough, I could find a use for these cards in my collection. I think they’re really pretty and wouldn’t hesitate to put one up on my bulletin board or even in a pretty frame. If you like painting or coloring (particularly with a large stash of fountain pen inks), I think these are great fun!
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