Welcome to our Spotlight for charcuterie boards and serving trays!
Our Spotlight feature is where we highlight different epoxy project types to showcase what is possible with epoxy resin.
Two of the more common small-scale project types that our UltraClear Table Top Epoxy is used for are epoxy charcuterie boards and serving trays.
These projects are usually crafted in the same ways to serve similar purposes, though application methods for charcuterie boards tend to vary, depending on whether the artist wants to use them for cutting as well.
Can you prepare food on epoxy charcuterie boards?
Because epoxy isn't intended to be a cutting surface or used in food preparation generally, most charcuterie boards are given partial epoxy resin coatings.
These boards usually feature decorative patterns at the edge between the epoxy and cutting surface to make them more visually pleasing.
In such cases, part of the charcuterie board is left bare when applying epoxy resin to keep it usable for food preparation. While epoxy is food safe when cured, it's not ideal for cutting, as knives can damage the finish.
Instead, these sections should be treated differently by applying a food-safe oil to the surface to protect it, such as Osmo TopOil. Naturally, you'll want a food-safe material to make the board from, typically a nice quality wood.
You can use powder pigments or resin dyes to color it.
If you're interested in crafting an epoxy charcuterie board or a serving tray, you should know that you can also use colorants to infuse vivid shades of color into your epoxy resin finish.
These colorants come in the form of mica powder pigments and liquid resin dyes. When added to your epoxy resin batch during mixing, they will disperse throughout the epoxy to give it a unique tint or shimmering tones.
These colorants are what people use to make their projects vibrant and eye-catching, as you can see in our gallery below.
At UltraClear Epoxy, we carry premium resin dyes and pigments from Pigmently in our store.
We chose Pigmently as a provider because in our experiences, they've been consistent in application, reliably high quality, and offer a wide selection of different shades and color textures.
You can find these resin colorants on the following pages:
Keep in mind that these colorants are potent. If you use them, only add a little at a time, until you achieve a satisfying result. You can mix in more, but you can't remove them once they're blended in.
Take a look at what our customers and affiliates have been up to:
As you might imagine, this is only the tip of the iceberg.
There's an enormous amount of potential in both appearance and form that you can achieve using epoxy resin, an appropriate substrate, and epoxy colorants to create your own personal serving trays and charcuterie boards.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also experiment with different shapes by custom sculpting the substrate material or using unique silicone molds.
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