The Bloom Watercolor Coloring Pad
The Bloom Watercolor Coloring Pad is a specialty pad designed by Valerie Chua in partnership with International Fine Paper Exchange (IFEX), the Philippines' official distributor of some of the best watercolor materials in the country: Winsor and Newton, Canson and Arches. The pad is a small tribute to Valerie's illustration work and features 10 unique drawings on 300gsm Canson Cold Press paper - perfect for beginners and intermediate artists who want to paint with watercolor straight on without worrying about buckling or producing a drawing beforehand. This pad is available in book and stationery stores in the Philippines for P499.75 and internationally for $10.50.
Available at select branches nationwide (Philippines):
SM Stationery branches: Makati, North EDSA, Megamall, Baguio, Mall of Asia, Iloilo, Davao, Bacolod, and Seaside Cebu
This pad contains 10 sheets of original line art made to mimic my actual pencil sketches before I begin watercoloring.
Inside the cover sleeve is a 4-page tutorial on basic color theory, wash application, and a step-by-step process using 2 of the drawings in the pad as an example. Colors and medium were patterned from Winsor and Newton Cotman and Winsor and Newton Watercolor Markers — but feel free to use whatever medium you're comfortable with.
Each sheet is made of 300gsm cold press Canson Montval, 100% pulp - ideal for casual and relaxed watercoloring. It can withstand lots of water. Mistakes can easily be lifted while still wet.
You can use the following mediums on Canson Montval: Watercolor, ink, gouache, acrylic, acrylgouache, markers, pens, pencils, and other water-soluble paints.
All pages are peelable. Feel free to frame them, stick them on your wall or give them to a friend or loved one.
International Pre-order Available
Online inventory is currently sold-out.
Pads are individually sealed and packed in a secure mailer. Shipped Postal, 7-15 business days. Pads ordered through here will be signed and drawn on the cover sleeve inside.
JUL 21, 2018 - Signing and launch, SM Stationery Launch, SM Megamall
SEP 20, 2018 - Signing and launch, Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Philippines
OCT / NOV 2018 - Live demo with SM Stationery, Venue and date TBA
Would you like to share your work? Just use or visit #BloomByValerieChua on Instagram. Post your work or see how others have done theirs. I will upload my own versions in the coming days. Wait for it!