Art Book: Wild Garden

 Do you remember A Hand Lettered Life from last week?   This is another in the Scratch and Create Series that I thought you might like to know about.   Wild Garden is a set of postcards, making them ideal work on anywhere you find yourself needing to wait around and the finished product makes an excellent quick thank you gift for those you meet along the way.

Scratch & Create is a neat little product where you use a stylus to create colour!   So instead of putting colour on to the page (and needing to think what colours go together), you are taking a silver coating off to reveal beauty underneath.

You use this stylus pen to do your creating.
I have to admit, I love the portability of Wild Garden, the fact that I can stick it in my purse and take along while my boy does his karate lessons...that works for me.  I don't always want to read a book or play on the tablet while he is at practice.   So these little cards make the ideal way for me to spend time waiting.

At the end of it, I have a finished product that I can give as a thank you gift to his Sensei, or put in a envelope to tell a friend I was thinking of her.

Since the colours are already done for me I don't have to haul along a bunch of markers or pencil crayons either.  Just a simple neat package that travels easily.

Just check out the bright colours!
I have to admit, it takes a bit of time to know how much pressure to exert and which end of the stylus to use for best results, so you might want to keep your first attempt for a family member gifting, but once you have the hang of it, the rest of the 20 postcards will prove to be an easy gift.

Do keep a cloth handy to wipe up the silver coating as it comes off, you don't want to end up wearing it.  It does clean up real easily. 

This would be a great item for folks who like to scrapbook or doodle while they wait, or are just sitting back relaxing.  It's a great way to keep the hands busy.

Wild Garden
Scratch & Create
Helen Hardik
20 postcards, One Stylus Pen
Rockport Publishing
Reviewed for: The Quarto Group

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6 comments

  1. what a great idea! that would be handy to have in a purse or whatever just in case you need something creative to fill time. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's so portable, one of the reasons why I like it.

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  2. Fun idea! Great gift option, too.

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    1. It is, I really like this smaller version. the portability really works well for me.

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  3. That sounds so fun! My middle son would enjoy these too I think. Thanks for sharing with us at the Virtual Refrigerator. Pinned!

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    1. it is a rather fun book. :)

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