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Exotic birds and butterflies, hypnotic paisley prints,
and flowers galore — these mehndi designs offer colorists an array
of exciting challenges. Derived from the ancient art of henna body
painting, 31 striking patterns are based on authentic Indian, African,
and Middle Eastern sources. Pages are perforated and printed on one side
only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced
colorists, Mehndi Designs and other Creative Haven® adult
coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic
fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax
and reduce stress.

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Reviews for Dover Creative Haven Mehndi Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books):


October 20, 2014

Beginners perspective (lessons learned)
I am a beginner, so I am going to write what I think will be helpful to other beginners. First of all, this book is full 30 of gorgeous designs printed on only one side of nice quality paper. The paper is perforated, and makes it easy to tear out the pages cleanly. The first thing I learned was to keep the original, and make copies to color in case you screw one up! :) No harm done, though, I was able to salvage my original anyway. I had a brand new ream of card stock, and found this works nicely to copy on to. Second, I started off using a set of 50 Crayola Supertips Washable Markers because that's what I already had on hand. While these have a fairly fine tip, it is not fine enough for this type of coloring, plus water based markers show the stroke marks too much for my taste. Since I was unable to afford the alcohol based makers another reviewer recommended, I have decided to try my hand with colored pencils. I perused the reviews, and ordered a set of 50 by Prang that someone had commented were pretty good, and only cost me $11.00 plus about another $7.00 for the highest rated manual pencil sharpener. ( I don't have these yet ) I have also gone to my local Walmart to invest in some inexpensive watercolors, a set of paint brushes, and some watercolor paper to see how these designs may come out in that medium. Not having my new pencils didn't slow me down, since I can make copies, I just colored with markers first enjoying it even with the stroke marks and challenge of "too fat" markers. Over all, the book is excellent! There are only a couple of designs I don't care for. I can see myself doing some of these at least 2-3 times!

April 16, 2013

Beautiful book!
I've only been coloring for a couple of months. Yet I now own over fifteen books and have colored over sixty pictures. At this stage of my life, this has become an amazing hobby, and a new world of finding fantastic colors to go with great pictures like the ones in this book.

January 9, 2014

Beautiful designs for coloring
I really like this coloring book over all. The designs are all a similar theme but different enough to keep interest. There are some with very small details, while others have bolder designs. I also love the paper quality, the ease of removing pages, and the fact that the designs are printed on only one side. My only dislike are the pages featuring human faces in the designs. I prefer more abstract designs and find that the faces, while well-drawn and appropriate for the book, detract from the rest of the design on the page.

January 11, 2014

Beautiful Mehndi designs
I love this coloring book, definitely on my favorites list. There's a variety of mehndi designs to color -- exotic birds (peacocks), paisley prints, butterflies and lovely florals. Each design is printed on one side -- on perforated paper. Which makes it so much easier to tear the pages out. I like the thickness of the paper. My brush pens work well on them. A fun way to relax and unwind.

Highly recommend.

October 21, 2013

Super fantabulous!
I am very happy with this purchase. There are plenty if designs to choose from, ranging from very intricate to not so intricate, basic geometric and floral designs to some with human faces or peacocks or even butterflies. Overall, the quality is great, crisp clean lines with single sided, good quality paper. I like using permanent markers to color these pages, but found myself having to photocopy the pages beforehand because I enjoy coloring the same designs over and over again. I love this book!

May 30, 2014

Great coloring design book.
This is a good outlet for kids on those days they simply cannot go outside. It is a good project for parent and child to spend time together having fun with color. Kids feel good about themselves when they can come up with good colors to use in the right locations creating a beautiful work of art. My 5 year old grandson likes for he and I to do this together while he practices staying in the lines and then checks my work to be sure I have not gotten out of the lines. Then he commends me for doing a good job. It is fun seeing them learn and grow.

September 11, 2014

beautiful and detailed designs to color
This is a great book full of really beautiful, intricate designs - complex and detailed, but not maddeningly so! The pages are printed on paper that is just slightly thicker than regular copy paper, but only printed on one side, so if there is bleed through (which is likely with markers), it won't affect the designs. I always scan the pages and print them out on watercolor paper- I find it easier, and I have the designs to use multiple times.

Highly recommended!

November 24, 2015

Good, But....
I would have liked fewer pics of birds and faces. The design pages are great. There are intricate pages and some with larger areas/fewer details. Overall I enjoyed this book and have spent HOURS coloring it.

These were done with Pentel, later I switched to Crayola for the larger areas on other pages. Honestly, the cheap markers are fine.

February 24, 2016

Nice designs, paper is not too thick, so there may be some bleed on pages
I rated this four stars because the color can bleed through on pages and the paper is not too thick. I rate it 5 stars for the designs and their variety. The pages are laid out nicely for framing and the images are only on one side of the page. It is a good value for the cost. I recommend removing the pages before coloring so you don't have to worry about bleed through. I would not recommend this for watercolor pencils as the paper is not that thick, but it works well for colored pencils. I would recommend a student/artist grade pencil or higher to get a good effect.

In the first picture I started out with inexpensive no name pencils I purchased at a big box store and then used Gallery pencils (these seem to be branded many names). The effect created a waxy build up (see picture with girl in the middle) and the blending was not great. I switched to the Marco Raffine colored pencils, which are great for my purposes. They are vibrant, lay down great color and blend well (see picture with the butterfly). I am still working on the butterfly, but you can see the bleed through on the back of the page in front.

If you want to try out coloring Mehdi designs, but not sure you want to commit to this hobby, this is a great book to get started with.

February 18, 2016

Good mix of very detailed and medium detail.
I have gotten quite a few of the Creative Haven coloring books... they are great... The pages are perforated, one-sided, and fairly thick. Also every picture has a border so you don't have to color off the edge of the page.

The lines in this book are smooth and the detail is perfect for gel pens or fairly narrow tipped markers. Pencils would work easily, too.
Even more than most of the mandala books I have gotten, this one has a mixture of pictures with more detail, and ones with wider open spaces, too. I prefer the more detail, but my mom ran away with all the ones with wider spaces since her eyes are not great and she likes the less detail. This is a good mix.

November 26, 2016

Poor quality. Broken on arrival.
Came broken. Much smaller than it looks.

July 31, 2016

Don't like this book at all
Don't like this book at all. Too busy designs and most pages have some of the designs cut off so they run off the page.

May 3, 2016

So very disappointed!
What a disastrous excuse for a coloring book! Eight of the coloring pages were smudged and unable to be colored! So very disappointed!

February 27, 2016

Don't waste your money
Boo!! Awful pictures. Thick bold lines. Don't waste your money.

February 25, 2016

Not my style
My one star review is mostly a personal opinion I suppose. It's hard to know what you're getting without looking inside. All these designs are full page and I don't like those. I prefer a single design such as a mandala. The pictures also include such things as botanical, animals, and Indian women heads/faces (no sure if there's a proper title for the style). Like I said I just don't like the full page pictures. If you do you may like this.

May 22, 2016

Most designs are too small and tedious . . . not very enjoyable and kind of tiring, which may be good for someone trying to go to sleep. For something with arthritic hands, this is NOT for you!!

February 22, 2016

Great for a beginner
I think these patterns would be great for someone just starting out...or perhaps not willing to work in fine details. I am putting mine aside for a friend who might be in the hospital...rather than "stepping back" after doing very complicated patterns in many other books.

December 3, 2015

Two Stars
Kool Designs but the spaces to color are too small and not very enjoyable.

July 2, 2016

Worth the money for people who love this kind of design
Great for all ages, yet my mother did not like this book. Not great for her for she has arthritis.

March 27, 2016

Three Stars
The designs are not the best. They look too simple.

March 24, 2016

Beautiful detailed designs
The designs are beautiful but personally they are too detailed for my liking as I am impatient and it makes me anxious.

February 10, 2016

Kind of boring
The pictures are kind of repetitive and boring after you do a couple pictures. What I do like is that the pages are perforated so that you can tear them out and not worry about the pens bleeding through to another page. These pictures are good to color when you want to let you mind wander because you don't have to put any thought into how to color the patterns. I guess the best way to describe the pictures is to say they're kind of boring. I think my chickens might like it if I use the pages to wallpaper their coop.

February 5, 2016

I like the designs but some are a bit cheesy and ...
I like the designs but some are a bit cheesy and not something you would be proud of when it is completed. I love bright use of color and coloring books like this are very soothing and relaxing for high stressed people

January 19, 2016

Some designs are a little childish. Mostly all are very simple. I got it to play with gel pens but the spaces are too big- better for map pencils.

January 14, 2016

For the price, recommend...
Okay....,these designs weren't my favorite, but for the price, it's a must have.

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