Printing techniques



Monotypes are created by painting an image on a flat surface. The painted image is transferred to paper by pressing a paper sheet on the painted surface. The print that is left on the paper is what we call a monotype.

I use the monotyping technique as the basis of my short animated films. I really enjoy combining monotyping with animation. Check out the pages for my short animated films Dans les nuages blancs and Home of the giants.

Some examples of monotypes for short film Home of the giants can be found below.

This artwork is created for audio tour In the belly of the whale by Femke Bosma.
Monotypes form the basis of this illustration.


There is something about printing techniques that I've always loved. I think it's the combination of a lot of handwork and the surprises that inevitably pop up every time you make a print. No print is the same and I see beauty in the small 'mistakes'.

My old teacher Henk Tichelaar taught me how to execute the lithography technique. It is the most complicated printing technique I have learned. There is so much to it and there are so many things that can go wrong, even in the eventual printing process, that I always experience a victorious feeling when I finally make the first print.

The prints below are examples from this beautiful lithography technique.

Two stones were used for creating this two-coloured litho print

Lithography print combined with watercolour


Linography is a printing technique that forces you to look at overall shapes and pushes you to think in layers. I love to experiment with this technique and I also use it to print hand printed clothing. My linographs and clothing series can be found in my online shop.

Some examples of my linography works, including the hand printed clothing series, can be found below.

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