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Serve up cheeses, charcuterie and more with a side of fab DIY style! This marbled resin cutting board is easy on the eyes and easy to make with the Aleene’s Clear Coating & Casting Epoxy Resin Kit. Get the DIY details and get ready to be as well known for your taste in serving ware as your taste in cuisine!
- Aleene’s Clear Coating & Casting Epoxy Resin Kit
- Cutting board
- Resin pigments in desired colors
- Craft sticks
- Plastic cups
- Painter’s tape
- Heat gun (optional)
- Plastic surface cover
Before getting started on creating your marbled resin cutting board, make sure to read the instructions in your kit thoroughly. Resin epoxy has an open working time of 40 minutes, so you’ll want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of how to use it (if this is your first time working with resin).
To prep your cutting board for the resin epoxy, clean and dry it, then mask off the section you’ll be marbling with painter’s tape. Cover your work surface with a disposable plastic tablecloth.
Follow the instructions in your kit to mix equal parts (1:1 ratio) of resin and hardener into a plastic cup. You’ll want to do this for each color you plan on creating your overall marbled effects with.
Add your desired amount of resin pigment to each cup with resin/hardener mix.
Stir each pigment until thoroughly mixed, following instructions to minimize creating any air bubbles.
Pour each color onto the cutting board in whatever fashion you like.
While the colored resin is still wet, use a craft stick to create marbled designs however you like. Optional: if there are any air bubbles that show up, you can use a heat gun on low to help them dissipate.
After you’re happy with the look of your marbled resin, wipe any wet resin that may have dripped down the sides of the cutting board, and allow the marbled resin on the board to cure per the instructions in the kit.
And now your marbled resin cutting board is ready to be the life of the party table!
It even makes a great gift for friends and family who love fancy serving ware! What are you inspired to make with Aleene’s Epoxy Resin? Tag us on social @aleenesdiy and share your resin creations with us!