REVIEW: Johanna Basford Pull Out and Frame Colouring Books


Johanna Basford colouring books are very very popular amongst adult colouring enthusiasts and I thought i’d do a review of these 2 lovely Artist Editions of her books Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden.

They are much larger than her normal versions of these books and each contains a selection of 20 images on a very very thick card.

These books are very barely bound with glue so just a slight tug and the card pages pull out nicely for framing – this does mean it’s hard to keep the book intact if you wanted to – so for that purpose i’d suggest the smaller and superbly bound editions of the books.

The images are one sided with just a little motif on the back of each page.

The images are on a larger scale than the normal versions of the book so a little less fiddly to colour in.

These books are made from very very thick card which would easily take any kind of colouring medium – pens, paints, pencils etc.. without any issues at all.

Here is an image I have completed using Fineliners and Pencils


The pages lay entirely flat so you can easily colour from the book and none of the images go into the spine so they are easy to colour.

Both books are available to buy from amazon:

Secret Garden Artist’s Edition: A Pull-Out and Frame Colouring Book

Enchanted Forest Artist’s Edition: A Pull-Out and Frame Colouring Book

These books are both lovely and I give them both a 10 out of 10


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