You know those adult colouring books you can get? How relaxing it is to just sit and colour? It’s a fun way to keep your hands busy as your mind wanders. At least I find it so. 🙂 Sometimes it a great way to just be “busy” when you need to stop and think for a while on something. As much as I enjoy my colouring books, I’ve also discovered the joy of sticker books. Not the kid kind … but ones where I can recreate a work of art, or buildings, or in the case of today’s review: Sticker Mosaics Exotic Animals.
Being able to keep my hands busy without having to juggle pencil crayons or markers… HUGE! Why huge? Well, imagine you are killing time at a doctor’s office, sitting in a car or on public transit, attending a lecture that busy hands helps you focus on better, or whatever. Not having to mess around with paper and colouring instruments is important.
What I am Reviewing
Sticker Mosaics: Exotic Animals.
Castle Point Books/St. Martin’s Press.
80 pages, Stiff paperback with flaps, Notebook size
1252 stickers in total.
Meditation, relaxation, sticker books, exotic animals,
Reviewed for Raincoast Books.
Unbelievable animals come to life with easy sticker masterpieces.
Take your coloring to the next level by doing it with stickers instead of pencils! Each one of the 12 designs in this book has spaces for mosaic shapes that you fill in using the pages of different colored stickers in the back, allowing you to create one-of-a-kind mosaic designs. Color-by-sticker is a fun new way to express creativity and explore color, and this series gives readers the freedom to create their own unique designs, no artistic ability required.
Details of Sticker Mosaics
Silvio Rebelo has created a wonderful book! It’s notebook size makes it easy to transport anywhere. Sticker Mosaics: Exotic Animals offers 12 different animals to color by sticker. Choose from bobact, butterfly, chameleon, leopard, macaw, monkey, penguin, scorpion, toucan, elephant, flamingo or a frog. Each a bright colourful animal for you to enjoy creating.
It’s easy to find the stickers that you need, each two page sticker spread has a small image of page you are working on in the top right corner. The stickers and their colours are unique for each animal. This allows you to create a truly unique work of art that any animal lover will adore. All told you’ll find more than 1200 stickers to place.
They vary in range of difficulty. Some would be easily completed by most, others would take a more experienced hand. I would have loved for the creators to put them in order of difficulty in the book so you could work your way up. 🙂
For the difficult ones I would recommend using a tweezer to accurately place the stickers. Once placed, they stick. I was browsing the reviews on Amazon and one person said the stickers come off again, they don’t. A tweezer will give you the control and distance you need to place them well.
Do take your time and place them carefully. Most of mine I did well, but messed up just a bit. Still looks good from a distance.
The perforated sheets means you can later display them if you would like, or could send along for friends and family to enjoy. A gift perhaps?
Should you get it?
Of course you should make Sticker Mosaics: Exotic Animals part of your relaxation time. You’ll like the heavy paper and the vibrant colours of each sticker, and you’ll find that they stick well. Find the sticker, place the sticker, and ease your mind. Let your busy hands and quiet thoughts bring some relaxation in your life.