The king of all fruits — so in the East is called crowned pomegranate. Its unique taste is a real decoration for both daily and festive dishes. The beneficial properties of this fruit have been known for ages. The fruit is a large berry with many juicy ruby grains, which are used in food, covered with a dense crust of dark red color.
In ancient times, pomegranate was a special symbol that protects love, friendship and fertility, as well as a symbol of good luck.
Server and coasters for glasses in ResinArt technique inlaid with rhinestones. It will make serving of dishes unusual and simply decorate the interior of the kitchen. Place bright accents in the decor with a pomegranate!
We will make a server and add coasters of epoxy resin. To do this, you need a shield made of glued solid oak. 2 cm thick.
Draw the outline of a pomegranate by hand or using a prepared pattern.
Cut it out with a jigsaw. Process the edges with edge milling on both sides. You need a fraser for that.
Sand both sides with an orbital sander to 240 grind.
In advance prepare forms for coasters. Take construction silicone, I have transparent. Cut the spout to the middle to get a thicker silicone yield, then one layer is enough. Apply it on thick film, I use paper folder. The surface should be flat, so the denser the better. Draw with a marker the outline of the coaster on paper and put under the film. Or draw on the film and turn over, otherwise it can be imprinted on the epoxy. Slowly along the contour, apply silicone, no less than 1 cm high, dry for 24 hours. If it doesn`t get dry, it will be impossible to tear it off.
Prepare the workplace. Cover it with plastic, so it doesn't get dirty. Expose the level of the workpiece.
Make a side of paper tape for the pomegranate, so that the material does not drain.
For decoration we need epoxy resin, glitter, rhinestones, colors. Also, disposable cups and wooden mixing sticks, scales, hair dryer, burner or corrector to remove bubbles and protection: gloves, mask, apron.
Determine the right amount of resin to fill stands and server. I use roughly 350 g. I weighed it according to instructions and carefully stirred for 4-5 min. Do not forget that 40 minutes is working time with resin, then it starts to get up. Choose colors and pour into the right number of coasters for tinting. I have scarlet, dark red, black and a bit transparent for stands. I added glitter in every kohler.
Fill a half of the blank with a thin layer, use scarlet and dark red resin for the server. Mix the resin with a help of a hair dryer. Make the circuit with black epoxy as if the pomegranate has overrippen and cracked. There we have big sequins and rhinestones, like grains. With a hair dryer gently inflate the black contour to soften it. When heated, it looks like openwork, it will resemble cells. Leave the blank until the resin begins to rise, so it will be more convenient to lay out rhinestones. They won't fall through the epoxy.
Go to the stands. Pour transparent resin into the middle, then dark red in a circle from the edge of the blank, then scarlet. In the middle of the transparent epoxy, place large red sequins. The colors mix themselves, as they say, the resin draws itself.
Remove the bubbles (immediately on the stands and on the server) with a burner (the main thing is not to overheat, it can ignite), it is better to use a spray/corrector.
Now lay out the rhinestones. It is better to take different diameters and colors. Rhinestones can be replaced with a glass crumb, looks impressive, but it is difficult to find a suitable color. It is convenient to lay out rhinestones with a grease pencil.
Next, remove the paper tape. Excess resin will flow freely and close the ends.
Let dry. After 24 hours, you can start processing, but the complete drying of the epoxy reaches 72 hours.
Process. Sand the side with dried resin of server. To do this carefully, put on a soft cloth not to scratch the decor.
Sand with a grinder at low speed to avoid chipping.
Next, use abrasive grinder 240.
To finish it up, cover with oil and hard wax and leave until completely dry.
The server is ready!
Take out the coasters out of shape and avoid scratches.
The sides are very sharp they should be treated with a hand drill, a cylindrical nozzle with a sand cap.
Now they are covered with liquid sweat, get the effect of the golden edge.
Let dry, and everything is ready.
So, using a little imagination, you can make beautiful and bright decoration for your kitchen!