Hand crafted epoxy cutting boards feature stunning resin art. Inspired by nature, each design is unique – from ocean blues to natural landscapes and cloudy swirls, each cutting board has its own individual properties…
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Ready made Timber Cutting Board
- Masking Tape - Option Available Here
- Craft Knife
- Water-based Acrylic Paints
- Clean Microfibre Cloths - Option Available Here
- Disposable Plastic Cups
- Disposable Paint Stirring Sticks - Option Available Here
- Disposable Gloves - Option Available Here
- Builders Level
- Cling Wrap
- Heat Gun - Option Available Here
- Drinking Straws
Place a stretch of masking tape across your board to create a clean line and protect the rest of the wood with cling wrap, ensuring the masking tape and cling wrap fold over the reverse side of the board to catch any paint and epoxy “drips” which may overflow off the edge of your board. Most cutting boards have a hole for hanging and for best results, cut your masking tape away from the hold to allow the paint and resin to “drip” through.
Elevate your board above the table by sitting it on upturned plastic cups, ensuring it is perfectly level.
Now it’s time to mix your paint colours, often just white, and two complimentary colours are all you need to get amazing results… In disposable plastic cups mix your selection of paints (one colour for each cup). Mix 1/3 non-toxic acrylic paint; 1/3 water; 1/3 floetrol and stir well.
Into a larger cup layer your three colours alternately until you have used all the paint mixes.
Place the front of your cutting board over the cup of paint mix and carefully invert the board, returning it to its position on the table. Wait a few seconds then slowly lift the cup away from the board allowing the paint to flow and make its own patterns. At this stage you can manoeuvre the paint flow by gently tilting the board backwards and forwards, and side by side to help spread the paint. Use a drinking straw to blow patterns between colours. Allow the paint to dry overnight.
Now it’s time to epoxy resin. Follow the factory instructions on your product, ensuring you are in a well-ventilated, dust free area. Pour the resin over the paint and gently blow torch to begin the drying process. When touch dry, remove the masking tape and cling wrap.
NOTE: Experiment by adding a variety of chemicals to the paint such as isopropyl alcohol, oils, or cleaning products. These will result in a chemical reaction causing the colours to mix together to create beautiful abstract patterns.
- Hand Wash Only
- Do Not Soak
- Treat with non-toxic oil regularly to sustain the life of your board