This is the design I entered for the Textielmuseum I-CONTEST. The task was to design a pattern inspired by printing techniques. I started out with 7x7cm foam squares, I then cut shapes out of the squares to stamp with, the residual shapes (negative shapes) turned out to be just as interesting as the ‘positive’ shapes so I ended up making a stamped pattern combining the two. After that I translated it into the digital surface pattern which you see above. If you like my design you can vote for it at the bottom of this page (it has an option to like it on facebook, pin it, tweet it or click the ‘stem via e-mail’ button to vote), thank you!Read More
The August wrap(a)round is online now! The pattern WEAVE #1 is inspired by the way threads are interlaced to form a fabric. Download the free wrapping paper here.
This design is part of my WEAVING pattern collection and will be available on my new ‘patterns website’ (coming soon!), just like the FRUITGARDEN and UNDERWATER patterns (see previous posts), stay tuned…
The cards and gift tags with the new pear, berry, shell and tube worm patterns are now available in my shop.
Even easier now: buyers in the Netherlands, Austria and Germany can make purchases on Etsy using bank transfers (iDEAL in the Netherlands and Sofort in Germany and Austria).
Yes, new products! I would like to present my new designs ‘pear’, ‘berry’, ‘shell’ and ‘tube worm’ (marvelous creatures).
Printed with bio-inks on 300gr fsc certified paper in bright yellow and deep blue pantone, packed in a biodegradable clear bag. The new cards and gift tags will be available in my shops soon!
The pear and the berry pattern are part of a collection of FRUITGARDEN inspired designs, the shell and tube worm surface patterns are members of the UNDERWATER collection. In a few weeks I will launch a new site dedicated to my surface patterns, the fruitgarden and underwater patterns (and many more) will be available for licensing there.
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New prints! Available in my shop
The leaves started out as a collage, I shared pictures of the process on instagram; the ‘fields’ of dots is a design I made a while ago, originally intended as a surface pattern but I think it works good as a print too.
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UPPERCASE issue 21 is out! full of beautiful patterns, tips and advice from industry experts (representing companies such as Surtex, Cloud9 Fabrics, teNeues), an interview with Lotta Jansdotter and of course the Surface Pattern Design Guide! so happy to be one of the 100 profiled artists.
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(surface) pattern design and illustration
would you like a custom made wrapping paper? a pattern for your textile products? a poster or an editorial illustration? a wallpaper design? challenge me! anything is possible
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