I have had this circuit board for a while as I had thought of cutting it up and making jewellery from it. It has been on my mind that printed circuit boards could make a good themed sketchbook, so this was an exploratory initial sketch. I can see lots of potential for prints and collage.
I also bought lino and lino cutting tools. I know this is something we will be exploring a bit later in the assignment but I have been itching to have a go for ages. I approached this by first trying some mark making with the different shaped cutting tools, and found that the prints were more successful where the cut areas are fairly wide and the intact areas were not too big. This is my first attempt at a complete design, and I had Van Gogh in mind when I cut it. I found it quite difficult to get neat prints each time, but I think this part of the charm of hand printing over mechanised prints.