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Echo Chernik Tarot Cards

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by Echo Chernik
Style: Contains Extras, single page illustrations
Format: Box
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If you are looking for a gift to color for a tarot card lover that loves to color then this may be a great choice for you. Beautifully packaged and packed with well presented images to color in and use.

Echo Chernik Tarot Cards

Echo Chernik Tarot Cards Video Review

I hope you enjoyed the short video above of  the tarot cards illustrated by artist, Echo Chernik.

Echo Chernik Tarot Cards  Review

Echo Chernik is an extremely interesting and talented artist.     Her work is so beautifully illustrated and colored that it looks like a photograph.   If you have time,  I would encourage you to visit her website and have a peek at her portfolio.

I noticed these tarot cards on a Kickstarter campaign that  featured the drawings from this artist and the tarot cards.   I purchased both items.     I purchased   the tarot cards because they were something different and new in the coloring world, at the time.    I had not seen any tarot cards that you could color in!   Interestingly, these cards are actually a reprint because the color your own tarot cards was first produced by Echo 10 years ago, long before the current coloring boom.

In 2006, Echo was hired by a major publisher to create a Color Your Own Tarot Deck. They licensed the right to publish it once – and then the copyrights reverted back to Echo. The art has been lost in the studio for many years, and the original deck is out of print. We need your help to bring this beautiful gem back to life! –  Kickstarter campaign

Packaging

The tarot cards are packaged in an elegant black box  that feature Echo -x logo in silver foil.    On the back of the pack Echo’s signature has been inked in gold.   Her full name features down the side of  the packet in the silver foil.    The cardboard packaging is very sturdy and well presented, making it suitable for gift giving.

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Tarot Cards

The tarot cards comprise the full deck of  cards for tarot readings.

The cards measure 12 cm x 7 cm.      The back of each card features a black background with bronze design on it.

On the front of each card is the design that correlates with the tarot deck.     The designs are simple black outlines that can be colored in by the colorist.   Each design is surrounded by a small border.

The line art on the cards is crisp black and ranges between a fine and medium line weight.       Visually, it is easy to see the outline on the card to color it in.    It may be difficult for some colorists with visual impairment or motor impairment to color some of the images due to their smaller sizing.

I am not sure what the paper/card quality that is being used for the cards but it appears very sturdy.   The back of  the card has a texture to it and the front is smooth and resists my finger prints.    On the kickstarter page there are some images fo the cards that have been colored with gel pens and colored pencils.

As cards tend to get a lot of use and thumbed through regularly, I would be inclined to laminate them after I had colored them to ensure that the color does not transfer through use, and to protect the card for the long term.

Small booklet on reading the cards is included

Small booklet on reading the cards is included

Bonus

There is a small leaflet included on how to read the tarot cards.      This is suitable for gift giving but most people interested in tarot would have their own resources for reading the cards.

Where to buy

You can buy the tarot cards from Echo Chernik’s website direct here.   You can also purchase individual cards as replacements or an alternative Magician card if you wish.

Happy coloring x

Lea

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About Echo Chernik

Echo Chernik is a talented artist and illustrator that specializes in art nouveau influenced poster design, adverisements, package design and bookcovers. As a traditionally trained artist she is extremely versatile and can work using many mediums. Echo Chernik has received numerous awards for her beautifully depicted art work.

About the author

coloringqueen

I'm Lea and I love everything to do with coloring! If it is a coloring book, a poster or even a bookmark that you can color in, I'm all over it. Of course, a girl has to have some pencils, markers, gelly rolls, pastels and what not to make those pictures pretty and I love those as well.

Whilst my coloring style lacks skill, I am enthusiastic and focused on enjoying the moment and having fun.

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