If you have been following my blog since the old days, you may remember back in Feb I did a post called Reeves Paint By Numbers: A Creative Way To Relax. Well, fast forward a few months and I am proud to say I’ve now been invited to join the community of Reeves Creatives! Wow! How awesome is that! So expect to see me experiment with Reeves products on the regular sharing my creations on the blog. Exciting!
Reeves are one of the world’s leading creativity and lifestyle brands, they believe creativity isn’t about right or wrong, it is all about expression. Above all, it’s about letting go of perfection and just having fun and relaxing. The first product I am excited to share with you all is this Reeves Colour By Numbers Flash Photography A5 book.
This is such a neat little package. You get a handy clear pencil case complete with 12 colours attached to the book keeping everything in one place. It’s perfect for travelling too, I wish I had this for the plane when I went on holiday last month. I dunno about you, but when I see nice colourful sharp pencils, I just wanna colour things in straight away.
This book is different from your average colouring book, as the numbers are there to guide you into selecting which shades to use. I like this idea, as you can completely switch off from all thinking and decision making. You don’t need to worry about the outcome as Reeves have got this covered. You can just relax and focus on the colouring knowing your picture is going to look nice.
It’s such a smart idea to have two pencils rolled into one. Each shade is labelled clearly and all you have to do is match this up with the numbers on the drawing. It’s so straight forward and I felt myself instantly relax as the picture began to take shape.
The book features 20 modern, colour by number designs. All you have to do is add your bold and bright colours to bring these black and white photo shoots to life. I love that there is a range of images to choose from such as these vintage girls to pugs to monkeys on the phone.
Each picture also has an additional page showing what the completed design looks like. This is really cool as you can see which patterns and colours you like before you begin colouring. It’s also a great way to get inspiration if you choose to proudly frame your prints afterwards.
I couldn’t just stop at one picture. This colouring by numbers is pretty addictive and before I knew it, I was working on the next one.
The pencils are such good quality. I wanted to make these prints vibrant and bold and these pencils didn’t snap under the pressure.
I loved watching the patterns emerge as I quietly concentrated on each page. Of course, you don’t need to stick to the rules, if you want say a yellow background as opposed to a blue, I say go for it. It’s all about creativity and expressing yourself the way you want to.
Ta-da! My first two completed pictures, how cool are these! I am very impressed and love that it’s a different and unique alternative to your everyday colouring book. My mum has already put her order in for the picture she wants and already decided where to frame it in her lounge. I know what I am going to be doing over the weekend…!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Are you a fan of colouring by numbers? Why not give this a go yourself and share your creations on social media using #WeAreReeves and #ShowYourColours Click here to buy this Reeves Colour By Numbers Flash Photography A5 book.
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