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Last spring, while I was experimenting with my new silicone charcuterie molds from TotalBoat, I tried a technique (that maybe I invented or discovered) that I had not seen before to see if it would work and it did!
I decided the technique would be perfect to create a fun, Halloween themed charcuterie board. So, now it's cool enough (relatively--it's still Florida after all in September!) in the garage to once again create some fun with epoxy.
Here's how it went.
Next, I spray painted it in Rust-Oleum gloss in Colonial Red. I let this dry for 20 minutes and then rinsed the board to remove the soap. The board can be left to dry naturally or it can be gently blotted with a paper towel. What I discovered in my experimentation is the spray painted design bonds with the epoxy leaving the silicone mold totally clean with the exception of the edge. I clean up the mold edges with alcohol and then wash and dry the mold before storage.
The round board also started with a spray of Dawn PowerWash and spray paint in orange. I added glitter and swirled the design as the fine glitter I used floated to the surface and drifted towards the center. Again, the design will continue to drift until the epoxy is set. I checked back at least three times to update the design.
Okay, can you tell I'm having the best time making these boards?! Because these are small, they really lend themselves to unleashing creativity. There's one more Halloween board to show which will be featured in its own reel.
Actually, there's one more, but that one is not seasonal, so that board will have to wait to shine. (And it is shiny!)
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