I used the Proppmatt from Ikea, it was only $4, but you can use any cutting board you want.
Use frog tape to tape of the area to be painted for a "dipped" effect.
The painted area won't be food safe, so only paint the handle if you want to use it for real food prep.
Isn't it cute?! They make perfect gifts and you don't have to spend a lot of money to make it.