The Original COLORING BOOK: Handmade spiral-bound Artist Ed. Ruby Charm Colors, adult colouring pages heavy card stock paper, animals nature

The Original COLORING BOOK: Handmade spiral-bound Artist Ed. Ruby Charm Colors, adult colouring pages heavy card stock paper, animals nature

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: colored pencils, pens, markers, watercolor pencil, prismacolor, polychromos, gel pen, watercolor, ink, a love of coloring, imagination

Artist's Edition Book
8 1/2" x 11” sketchbook format
Top spiral binding
Heavy black back-board
Visit a flip-through on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PCYWhFkJ-JY

Each illustration is printed on high-quality, 65 lb acid and lignen-free card stock
22 original illustrations are printed on white card stock (one side only)
3 illustrations are printed on tinted (greys and tan) card stock (one side only)

BONUS: Thick, removable plastic protection sheet you can move behind the pages you are coloring


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Grab your favorite colored pencils, markers, pens and/or watercolor pencils! I created this Artist's Edition book especially for people who are enthusiastic about coloring. It is filled with fanciful birds, flowers, insects, fish and animals as well as Ruby Charm (the muse for the Ruby Charm project) herself. Scroll through the pictures in the listing to see all the designs.

THE BOOK

This handmade coloring book contains 22 illustrations printed on 65 lb acid and lignen-free card stock, and an additional three illustrations are printed on tinted tinted (greys and tan) card stock card stock (25 black and white illustrations total). Each illustration was hand-drawn by myself, the artist, and then digitized for printing (and for digital coloring page downloads). There is no clip-art or "canned" art in this book. To read about how the book was made, visit: https://rubycharmcolors.com/2018/03/20/making-a-handcrafted-coloring-book-the-ruby-charm-artists-ed/

The book is bound together with a full color reproduction of one of my illustrations on the cover, a signed color introduction page, and a sturdy, black back-board.

The book measures 8.5” wide by 11” tall (not including the spiral) and is approximately 3/8” thick. Each illustration is approximately 7 1/8” wide and 10 1/4” tall.

The spiral coil is intentionally located at the top of the book which makes it more convenient to use. The pages flip over, the book lies flat while coloring, and the spiral coil does not get in the way for left or right handed colorists.

As a bonus, there is a heavy plastic protection sheet inside the book that can be gently (but firmly) tugged off of the coil. You can use this sheet underneath the page you are coloring to protect the page below should any bleed-through occur—especially when using markers or paints. Better safe than sorry, though the card stock each page is printed on is quite heavy.

The tabs of the plastic protective sheet can be gently pressed back onto the coil with the tip of a pen or pencil if you’d like to keep it secured in the book, or the tabs can be trimmed off with scissors so the protection sheet can float freely.

Additionally, because the book is bound with a plastic coil, you are free to carefully snip off the bent edge at the end of the coil so that the book can be deconstructed. Twist the coil out of the holes if you wish so you can work on individual illustrations (or take them out for framing). You can also save the coil and twist it back in again (though your book will no longer be “locked” together). It’s all up to you!

All illustrations in this coloring book were originally sketched in pencil and pen, and then pulled into the ProCreate app on an iPad Pro. I used an Apple pencil to add more details, move the elements around until I got them just right, and then created a final clean line design for both print and digital reproduction. Each illustration took anywhere from 8 to 12 hours to complete … sometimes even longer, and every one of my illustrations are a labor of love.

Many of the illustrations are complex and filled with a lot of small details. A mix of coloring tools is encouraged—don’t be afraid to take your coloring to the next level!

That said, I have to mention some IMPORTANT LEGALESE …..

PLEASE respect the time and effort that went into creating these illustrations (all of my art is copyrighted) and do not reproduce the black and white images, or use the images commercially. This coloring book is for your personal enjoyment. Selling any and all items using any of my images in any form is prohibited. Please do not post images from the book online without your coloring them first.

If you want to share your colored creations online, PLEASE DO! But please credit Ruby Charm (aka Susan Carlson) as the artist of the original illustration in addition to yourself as the colorist. As the artist, I retain all copyright protections, rights, and privileges. Thank you for understanding and for supporting an artist! You can reach me here if you have questions: rubycharm [!at] hotmail.com.


COLORING TIPS:

I test each one of my designs with color before I let it go out into the world. I usually use watercolor pencils to lay down my base colors. Once my water-colored areas are dry, I go back over those colors with a variety of colored pencils in light layers to add detail, definition and depth.

If you would like to experiment with different papers, color palettes and techniques, you can download any one of the illustrations from this book through my Etsy shop.

You can see my coloring process and samples of my colored work on my website (https://rubycharmcolors.com/2017/08/02/my-coloring-process/). I’ll be posting more tips and stories about my artwork as time goes on, so give me a follow.

You can also find my work on Instagram (@RubyCharmColors) and on Facebook under the same name). Tag me if you post your colored work—I would really love to see it!

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

SHIPPING:

If you purchase this book I can typically get it in the mail the same day your payment clears through Etsy. I cannot mail items on Sundays or holidays.

I normally ship using USPS first class with delivery confirmation to items shipped in the USA. I will also ship internationally though it is expensive. When you check out, there will be several options available to you including priority. Shipping also includes handling.

**********INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: If you are unsure, please contact me before purchasing the book(s) so I can give you an accurate shipping fee based on your country of origin before you submit a payment.

**********Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, VAT, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations and are payable by you (the buyer). For any additional information refer to your local customs agency. Returns can not be accepted due to customs fees.


RETURNS

Your book(s) will be wrapped in plastic and sent in a sturdy envelope or small box depending on your location and quantity purchased. Even so, you might want to request insurance (priority insured) on your items in case they are damaged by the mail service or lost. I am not responsible for replacing or refunding for items lost or damaged by any postal service.

IF your book has been damaged by the USPS, you will need to file a claim with the US Postal Service.

If you decide, within 2 days of delivery, that you do not like the book, please convo me through Etsy with a clear explanation. You can return it to me as long as the book is unused and undamaged. I will refund your money minus a 15% restock fee once I have the book back in same condition as it was sent to you.

Sorry! Shipping is not refundable.

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I would love to hear from you! After you have received your book (or digital downloads if you purchase one of the them) please let me know you are happy and if you like, leave feedback through Etsy. Your feedback will help me grow and improve my small business, and continue to create new original illustrations for coloring enthusiasts!

Thank you, and happy coloring! :)

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Demi Taylor Apr 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

It took me a week to decide if I wanted to order this book. I debated if it would be as nice as the commercially published coloring books I'm so accustomed to and worried it wasn't worth the risk. I was very wrong. Not only does this spiral bound collection hold a certain type of charm--something no ordinary coloring book could achieve, but its ease of use, qaulity of paper and uniquely beautiful art far exceed the most coveted books in my collection. If you're on the fence about a purchase from this shop, don't make the same mistake I did. Don't wait. The Ruby Charm brand is enchanting, conjuring fresh perspective in the adult coloring world. Each hand drawn piece reveals a hidden glimpse of the artist's soul. It's more than a coloring book, it's a real treasure.

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Marilyn Maddox Feb 26, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I’m in love with this artist! Every drawing is beautiful, you will love them all! Plus, the artist is so personable and friendly! I can’t wait for more collections! The drawings are printed on thick, high quality card stock, great for colored pencils, paints or markers. Thanks for super fast shipping too!

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Indigo Art GB Jan 16, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

This is a fantastic book !! Spiral bound with the most gorgeous illustrations you can imagine. Her pictures are so addictive to color,, and im excited when I hear there is another design on its way to add to my collection. Very quick shipping, and a lot of care went into the packaging. I will be back for more !!

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Linda Bell Sep 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This handmade coloring book made by the artist, (yes I said handmade) is absolutely gorgeous, the artwork is amazing, the pages are one sided and are card stock so many different types of media can be used, coloring her designs are so much fun and each design whether in a book or digitally printed at home are so much fun. I was hoping that someday Collection 1 would be available again (because they are handmade they sell out quickly and are not always available) and I was lucky spot it and get it when it was!! Susan Carlson is artist and THE best shop owner on Etsy, when I had questions she helped me, happily, question after question, she is just so nice and so kind. Grab this book or one of her others when you see them!!!

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