Everyone needs a fancy serving tray and you are going to LOVE this custom epoxy serving tray project! Head to your local craft store to pick up a tray and handles, and grab your foils & epoxy. Now we are ready to get started!
Custom Epoxy Serving Tray
I started with a wooden box (I had this custom made) but you can find something similar at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. This tray is about 18” x 12” x 2” in case you want to build something custom.
You will then base coat the entire surface of the tray or box with the Bondago Black Paint and Primer, and apply two coats for complete coverage. Then allow this to dry.
Next, you will use the ArtsSyVille Embellishments Foil Adhesive and apply this only where you want to transfer your foil.
When applying the foil adhesive to the surface, add a tiny bit of water as seen in the video (about 1-2%). This will help with applying the foil adhesive as smoothly as possible.
Brush onto the entire bottom surface area of the tray and the outside edge on all four sides. Allow the foil adhesive to dry for at least an hour to get to a firm tack.
Let’s get foiling…
I picked Baylee’s Flowers Foil for this project, but you can choose whichever foil catches your eye. You will cut a piece large enough for the bottom area of the tray and apply the foil to the surface with the pretty side facing up. Smooth out the foil using a soft cloth and then use a toothbrush to get into the corners and a larger scrub brush to transfer the foils to the surface. You can always peak under the foils to see how well they are transferring and then put them back for more coverage.
Once you are complete with the inside of the tray, transfer the foil to the outside edge on all four sides.
Now for some epoxy…
To provide the most durable surface to the bottom of the tray I decided to do an epoxy pour! I used our Liquid Glass Epoxy for this project. Make sure to wear a mask, gloves and be in a well-ventilated area when working with epoxy.
You will mix Part B and Part A together in this order, measuring equal amounts of each, and stir together for at least 2 minutes. Mix approximately 3oz for a 12” square area.
Once I had the epoxy mixed together, I added a little Diamond Dust for added sparkle. A girl can never have too much sparkle!
I poured the epoxy into the middle of the tray and used a brush to move it to the edges. I used my gloved hand to spread across the surface area. Once the surface was covered, I used my blow torch across the surface area bringing all the air bubbles to the surface and clearing out the epoxy. You may need to do this more than once but allow it to cool off between passes.
Epoxy is a self-leveling product so make sure that your surface area is level for the drying time and allow your serving tray to dry overnight.
Once the epoxy is dry, you will use the Bondago black paint and primer to paint over any areas where the foil got onto the inside edges. Then you will apply Golden Paintworks Topcoat in Gloss to the rest of the surface area.
Add some decorative handles and you are ready for company!! If you create your own custom epoxy serving tray I would love to see it 😁 Text me a picture to 714-202-9356!