Becoming older, we increasingly appreciate the moments that unite us with friends and family. We like it when there is a reason to get together all together, or when we sit down at the table, turning an ordinary dinner into something more. It's great if there is time for preparation, because you can make some decorations and make the dining table more stylish and elegant. But what to do when time is limited? In this case, crafts made of polymer clay and an original, stylish serving of food can turn everyday food into something really special.
Serving boards - this is a nice and cozy way to serve food on the table, besides your guests will be happy to take food from there themselves. To make such a board with your own hands can be made of ordinary polymer clay.
Materials that we need:
- self-hardening polymer white clay;
- special roll for polymer clay;
- convenient small office knife;
- protective glossy varnish for polymer clay (for example, from the brand Decopatch);
- baking paper.
Polymer clay, a rolling pin and a suitable knife can be found in shops for creativity or ordered on the Internet. Here is a selection of online stores where you can find these products:
So, let's start:
- Place a sheet of baking paper on a firm, level surface. We need the paper in order to protect the clay from sticking to the surface on which we work. And clay will be easier to use when you roll it out. Using a rolling pin, gradually and evenly roll the clay into a large rectangle until it is about 6 millimeters thick.
- Using a clerical knife, gently circle the shape of your future plaque. Only slightly slip on the surface, so that in case you make a mistake, you could correct the situation by smoothing the clay back.
- Once you are satisfied with the resulting shape and size of the board, cut it out with a knife.
- Smooth any cracks by dousing clay with water and treating with finger imperfections.
To give the dish clear edges, draw a flat edge of the knife over the moistened clay, removing the excess.
- Use a small cylindrical object to create a hole on the handle.
Now leave the board to dry for 48 hours, and do not forget to turn it around every 24 hours.
- After the clay has dried and becomes bright white, its surface is ready for preparation for varnishing. Take sandpaper of middle class and sand the edges and any flaws on the surface of the board.
- To process the board, we used a water-resistant harmless varnish for decoupage. Waterproof varnish helps ensure that the board can boldly come into contact with food. Use a sponge brush to apply a very thin layer to your future serving dish. We used a sponge brush, because it will absorb excess lacquer, which will help in the end avoid the yellow tint. Apply 4-5 layers. Let the layers be thin and light, and in the intervals let them dry.
After the varnish has dried, wipe the board, but keep in mind that it is "afraid" of water. Use a dry or slightly damp rag. Your charming serving dish is ready!