Here are the newest projects.

/Portfolio: Holiday Cards 2018

Written by Marenne on January 6th, 2019 | no comments

For my 2018 Holiday Cards I decided to use a technique I’d used that summer with the kids in my creative wednesday workshops: Faux Stained Glass. I created 25 cards with plastic overhead sheets, drawing and coloring in the holly leaves and berry’s by hand. Around the edges are holiday wishes in two languages. The cards were delivered with lengths of red ribbon so that the cards could be hung in front of the receivers windows.

/Portfolio: Photo Album Andreas

Written by Marenne Hoeksema on October 11th, 2018 | no comments

For a colleague and his wife, who just became parents. He is a fan of Super Mario, so I decided to do something with that theme. Pixels are apparent in the game, so I decided to mimic them using a weaving technique and 3mm silk ribbons. It turned out the technique was much more time consuming than I had initially anticipated, but – in the end – I think it was worth it.
Pattern: Over at SpriteStitch

/Portfolio: Birth Announcement Cards Nolan

Written by Marenne on September 18th, 2018 | 2 comments

I’ve become an aunt again, and – the same as last time – I made the birth announcement cards. They are 60 cards from handmade paper, with baby clothes on a washing line and – a special request from my other nephew – a ‘pluche’ elephant. The cards are about 65 percent recycled milk cartons. Both the paper on the back and the envelopes are made from Biotop paper. The information card on the back is fastened to the front with two buttons. The sticker seals were created with a homemade stamp and acrylic paint. I took the colors I used from the baby blanket Nolan’s mother made for him.