Thursday, June 21, 2012

A 'Short' Circuit journal - circuit board

Hi there! Hope you are in the best of health! As for me, well, i just recovered from a stomach flu. It's contagious and four of us at home had it on subsequent days. You don't ever want to get it. It's horrible.

I had this work as a sneak peek probably more than a week ago? Well here it is, finally. Lol!

I'm calling it a 'short' circuit journal.

My father is a very handy man. He does most of the equipments repair; from tv, plumbing, washing machine, the mixer, the blender, the iron, etc..even the computers, himself. He's our engineer at home. When he repairs things, sometimes, he needs to replace some of the parts inside of the equipments. Those things that he took out from the equipments to be replaced, he always keep them aside for other use later or for disposal. That was how I got this circuit board. He has plenty and I'm practically swooning over them all! Lol! He gave me a questioning look when I asked for it for I never asked for these things from him; let alone helped him in all of the repairs before. Hehe...

So, the journey of my 'short' circuit journal then begins.

I have used a lot of watch parts here and I simply love them! I have used glass beads gel to stick most of the loose parts including Tim Holtz's gears and the apothecary bottle.

I have secured the circuit board by tying it with a string, which was secured into holes that I punch onto the cover. I have used a burlap beneath the circuit board first. Reason? Well, just to add dimension and I like the look of rawness and roughness on a burlap.

I have tied in the Tim Holtz metal key and bauble on the ring binder along with ribbon lace and black suede strings.

That wooden padlock is from Kaisercarft.

I splashed a bit of gesso before spraying inks and acrylic paints. Once the inks and paints are dry, I applied the glass beads gel and added on the watch parts, gears and bottle.

That word 'Specimens' is from Graphic 45 chipboard - I find it suitable for the title of this journal, somehow.

the baubles by Tim Holtz is secured with a hook on the string.

Above, watch parts and gears.


Can you tell which is resistor, capacitor and a transducer? Hmm...

So there you are. Hope I have inspired you to do something out of a circuit board today. ;)

Thanks for stopping by! Ciao!


  1. This is a very clever design with a very antique look. Love the camera work to get these close up pics as well

    1. Thanks for visiting ;) glad you like it!

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  3. super cool journal!. i love the rust and the diodes(?). wow. i'm in awe :). what's inside though?. You're a very artistic engineer!.

    1. Thanks Shahrul! I love the rustiness too..hehe...

  4. Great idea to incorporate a circuit board! Since my husband is an electrical engineer, I must try this idea sometime.

    Thanks for the Liebster Award that you gave me. It's the second time that I've received it, so I'm a lucky girl. If you want to see the people I passed it on to, here is the post on my blog:

    1. Thanks Denise! Good luck with the circuit board ;)))

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