Monday, April 27, 2020

Cheese Board Kitchen Art

For most resin artists, as soon as we see something with a lip, we wonder how it would look filled with resin.
This inexpensive cheese board platter was a huge blank frame just waiting for a pour.

The first thing I did was seal the wood with some clear drying mod podge.

Then I glued some tissue paper to the inside of the board.

The color of my tissue paper is so bright and happy that it influenced my other choices also.  
I had some vintage wall paper and a Claude Monet postcard in my collage stash and decided to feature them.

I glued and then sealed these papers in place as well.
Sealing the paper is important.  Before you pour resin over paper it is good to seal it with a clear drying glue or art medium so the resin doesn't seep into any of the paper pores and create the look of a stain.

I glued in a hot pink dragonfly which I cast from a beautiful 
mold by Etsy mold maker artisan Ravn Cotino.  I also scattered some glitter in a few areas.

I felt like I had a few empty areas so I added some flower stickers.
I left everything to dry overnight.  Glue must be completely dry before you pour resin over it.

The next day, I poured in some two-part epoxy resin.  Because the board is not flat, I knew I would need to be careful.  So I did two pours over two days.  The first pour cured leaving less resin in this area, so for the second pour I propped my board to make sure this area was filled.

That's it.
Cheese Board to happy kitchen art!

This post written, designed and photographed by Carmi Cimicata. 
Please do not repost any part of it without permission.

1 comment:

Resin Obsession Katherine said...

Carmi, this is so colorful and pretty. How ingenious of you!