Thursday, July 02, 2020

Goodbye Time - Computer board alteration

Hello all my friends!  Today I decided to work on a mixed media piece because, frankly, it is just too darn hot to play outside!

I have a good neighbor who donates to me the boards from inside computers he fixes, and I LOVE altering these! They are so fun and messy to do! That's what I did today! 

I call this one "Goodbye Time". I find as I get older, time is just flying by! I still feel a 20 year old, but my old body tells me otherwise! LOL!! (I need to start crossing stuff off my bucket list soon!!)

This is what it looked like when I started!

 I covered the whole board with black gesso, added some bit and pieces and then sprayed, gessoes, sprayed some more, added waxes... and done! 

Here are a couple close-ups....

I love doing these for some strange reason! Messy and fun!

I am entering this into a couple challenges as well today...

International Art & Soul - challenge #86 - Blue as the Main Color - Top 3 Winner!

More Than Words - July challenge : Goodbye and Monochromatic

I do hope you are all staying safe and having a blast creating!

Thanks for taking a peek!




  1. Oh wow - this is amazing! You're so lucky to get these things donated and it's great to see the "before" shot too. The finish is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words :)

  2. Wow, what a stunning transformation! I enjoyed seeing how it all came together and the layers that you created look so amazing and I love the metallic finish - beautiful 😀. Wishing you a happy new month and a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jo x

    1. Thanks so much Jo! ((HUGS)) to you too!

  3. Wow! This is so awesome! I love how you used old pieces from a computer to create this fantastic piece. You are very talented. Thank you for joining our Challenge at International Art & Soul.
    Debbie DT member

  4. What a beautiful piece, so different and great inspiration. Thank you for sharing

  5. Wow.. this is so cool! Love it!


  6. I gree with your words 'time' goodbye. we are alwasy saying good bye to time. I love the metal look. Thank you for joining us in the More Than Words Cahllenge.

  7. Wooww!!! Totally amazing project!! I love It!
    Thank you so much for playing along with More Than Words

  8. Wow! Super creative base. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words Challenges!

  9. This is really fabulous! I never lose the feeling of fascination as I look at the before and after photos of a project like this. Pretty, grungy, with a lot of meaning... love it!

  10. This is really cool and different. Quite often you can get stencils that replicate motherboards and circuit boards but you have the real thing! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words - Elle xx

  11. You're so lucky to have such friends! With all those unnecessary things for them we make really great projects! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words Challenges.

  12. Amazing Helen!! Fabulous alteration, you're lucky for getting that stuffs ;) Thank you for joining us at MTW! xoxo Cecilia

  13. Wow this is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at MTW this month

  14. This is amazing Helen! I really love your amazing color-layering , well done!! Thank you so much for joining us at MTW. Have a beautiful day. xoxo Heike

  15. wow this is very cool, thanks for joining with us at MTW good luck

  16. so totally awesome and very well done
    xx Karen