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Old 10-26-2009, 05:22
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i usually let my modge podge dry over night just so i know its dry =)
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The oily look to the edges is definitely from not sealing your image down well. Do you measure very carefully? I use syringes or medicine cups to measure. I have only had problems when I didn't measure very accurately.
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Here is my 2 cents:

First - ET lite is a hit and miss. It is difficult stuff to work with to get right, and i have ruined TONS of caps with it! - but I love the look I do get when it turns out.

Make SURE you are mixing EXACLTY the same amount - use a small graduated measuring cup, not just the caps - to iffy.

Let your ModPodge dry thoroughly and make sure to put it on the edges of your image. I use a sponge brush - but only on my white background images.

CLoudiness - my guess would be the tempature of the resin. Works best at 72 or higher. Here in WI, I learned that the hard way when I had my ET stored int he basement here - too chilly, tons of caps were cloudy or had a "spiderweb mark" on the top. I used a lighter, but even had to literally put the flame IN the resin to try to get bubbles out - I don't suggest that - still ruined my caps.

Cap making is a tedious and tricky process. And 2 part resin is a guessing game. I did talk to the guy at the wood worker supply place in town and mentioned how people must go nuts using this on bar tops if the weather isn't correct - he laughed and said that it happens all the time - the stuff is a bear to work with.
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Sometimes, I still get little bubbles that never come to the surface even with a lighter. I don't know how to force them to the top. I've tried stirring the resin on my tile with a toothpick and no luck. And I have had the same cloudy issue. I thought maybe it was from too much modge podge. It is definitely not a forgiving product.
I found that when it got cold out side my tiny bubbles wouldent come up, so I warm up the et before mixing, (like in warm water) I think the cloudy ussye us modge podge!
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I found that when it got cold out side my tiny bubbles wouldent come up, so I warm up the et before mixing, (like in warm water) I think the cloudy ussye us modge podge!
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I had some issues like this with my bottle caps, what i do is i modge podge my project before i put on the et lite. after letting it dry, i mix my equal parts of et lite, and i mix it like something fierce lol...like i have it in my cup and take a pop sickle stick and mix mix mix and mix some more just to make sure its ok, after its mixed good i notice its kinda not clear, its cloudy and its got lots of bubbles, so i let it sit for a couple minutes for the bubbles to get to the top, and THEN i put it on my bottle caps.

I check on my bottle caps frequently because usually there are still little bubbles that rise to the surface and i just pop them with a straight pin when the mix is still really really watery and not made it to the gel stage yet


I have found this way is the best way, and ive done lots of experimenting with them

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