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Old 01-02-2011, 12:53
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Default Re: Bottle cap experts I need ur help!

Originally Posted by sxybunnyg View Post
Hi girls! I have never make bottle caps before, but want to try it out
There are different ways to make them but which is the best method?
Any advise? Also how do u guys print the images so they won't smear? And how to get those nice clear images not blurry images?
Where can I buy the split rings?

Sorry I have so many questions.

Thank u in advance.
Hey girlie!! Long time, no talk!

I use ET Lite for my resin. Make sure that it isn't even remotely cool out otherwise it will get this "film" on it once it cures. If it is cool out, put the bottles in a bowl with warm water to warm up the resin and sealer first. That will take care of that.

I have all my images printed at Costco. Definitely need to have them printed on photo paper so the images don't smear.

The images need to have a high resolution otherwise they will be blurry. I make my own images so I can make sure they are clear.

I buy my split rings at Michaels.

I would HIGHLY recommend buying Thermo-Web to attach your images to the cap. I cut my circles out with my circle punch, peel off one side, stick it to the cap, peel off the other side, and stick the image on. I haven't gotten any air bubbles since that sneak out when you aren't looking and ruin your cap.

I use a straw to blow on the cap about 1-2 minutes after I pour the resin to pop the bubbles.

Hope that helps!
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