Here are the newest projects.

/Portfolio: Memories Book J&A

Written by Marenne Hoeksema on June 7th, 2021 | 17 comments

For the occasion of a.o. their wedding anniversary, Jan en Agnes organized a weekend get together for 3 families, including mine. For a thank you gift we decided to fill a book with pictures and memories of our time together with them. Each familie tackled this task in their own unique way. After I’d received everything I designed the document and sent it off to the printers. The book has been made to look like a caravan because Jan en Agnes love to travel. Through the cutouts in the cover (the windows) one can see the portraits of the 3 families (blurred for privacy reasons). For me, this was a good occasion to experiment with using 3d-printed elements in bookbinding. I used this to create the window frames, doors and wheel wells. Every family received one book and Jan en Agnes also received a matching box to keep the book and accompanying USB-drive save. My first book box! The design of the endpapers and cloth on the box was inspired by the uphulstury in the caravan my family used to vacation in when I was young.

/Portfolio: Holiday Cards 2020 – Magnetic Ice Crystal Mosaic Puzzle

Written by Marenne on December 25th, 2020 | no comments

For this years Holiday Cards I put my robot army to work! I designed a mosaic which which the recipients could either create an ice crystal of their own or recreate one of the examples in the accompanying booklet. I then created a box of sort to hold all the pieces. The puzzle was printed on my new 3d printer and all the pieces have tiny magnets inside. Every piece can be used on either side. The box has a sheet of whiteboard inside to hold the pieces during storage and shipment. To further ensure the pieces wouldn’t shift during shipment I created a slip case out of heavy cardboard with acrylic pour fractals in two colors blue and a gold colored holiday greeting embossed with my Foil Quill and my Plotter/Cutting machine.
Do you have a 3d printer? The files for this mosaic can be downloaded for free on Thingiverse here.

/Portfolio: Birth Announcement Cards Seb

Written by Marenne Hoeksema on October 7th, 2020 | no comments

I made these birth announcement cards for my new cousin Seb! It’s a handmade paper card with deckled edges, where the shapes of the hands and baby are semi-3d. The paper making mould was made with my 3d printer! The information-card on the back is attached with two small stitches, hidden in the design. The stickers for the enveloppes were drawn with pens on my plotter cutting machine.