Office Supplies Color Match V.8 by Jessica Hodges
This week’s color match will totally change the way you look at a printer ink cartridge. Evelin Kasikov imitates a printer when she embroiders and the results are amazing. This is what she says about it –
“CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black=key) is a colour system that is based on the four colours used in traditional offset printing. CMYK embroidery is a hand-made printing process that I developed during my MA studies at Central St Martins 2006–2008. The idea of handmade print started as an academic project. Now, most of my work is based on that. I have created CMYK embroidered illustrations for clients such as The Guardian and WIRED, as well as worked on numerous private commissions.
I use conventional screen angles: Cyan 105˚, Magenta 75˚, Yellow 90˚ and Black 45˚ and prepare dot screens for cross-stitch. Works are stitched using cotton threads in CMYK colours, the intensity of colour depends on the number of strands used. The final outcome is a printed page created by hand. “
My favorite find for this week’s color match is that Sharpie Gel Highlighter. Everyone keeps talking about them and I want to try one!