Originally published June 2017. Updated December 2019.
What better way to serve appetizers at your next get together than by making your own resin cheese board? Not only are these fun to make, but your guests will be asking how you made it!
Supplies for this resin cheeseboard project:
- Artwork resin
- Dispersion media such as silicone oil or hair serum
- Resin Obsession Opaque Pigments: White, Purple, Red
- Gold Leaf flakes
- Wooden Cheese Paddle
- Painter’s tape
- Painter’s tape with drop-down sheet
- Heat gun
- Measuring cups
- Stir sticks
- Kleenex or other disposable tissue
Before beginning, you will need to do two things:
*Protect your workspace with plastic. A painter’s drop sheet works well for this. If you don’t have one of these, here are some other ideas for surfaces resin won’t stick to.
*Have disposable cups to elevate the cheese paddle to allow resin to flow over the edges and drip onto the protected work surface.
Optional: Apply a few drops of dispersion media to the resin. The best cells are created where the colors join as the Resi-BLAST will make the layers of color disperse. Be careful here as too much dispersion media can cause divots and pitting.
Once you have your resin cheese board the way you like it, set it aside where it will be undisturbed for about two hours.
After two hours, draw a tooth pick through the overflow on the drop sheet. If the line in the resin remains, proceed to the next step. If the resin flows back together, leave it to set longer. The time it take the resin to reach this point will be dependent on the ambient temperature so keep checking every half hour or so.
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