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Old 02-18-2010, 01:49
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Question I need advice on Diamond Glaze

I made 3 bottlecaps last night with Diamond Glaze (first 3 I've ever made) and I must not have used enough on two of them and they all have horrible bubbles.

I tried again this afternoon, I used quite a bit more this time. I blew on the tops and used a straight pin to try and pop the bubbles with no luck. I came back a couple hours later to check on them and I must have used way too much b/c they've now settled and some of the diamond glaze has run over the edges and down the sides.

Are there any good tips to making this stuff work?
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:01
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I don't recommend diamond glaze for bottlecaps. it is great for glass tiles and pendants but not bottlecaps or scrabble tiles. It is too runny and prone to bubbles - lots of them. Envirotex lite is the way to go. There is also another doming resin that a lot of the girls on here use. Colores or something like that??
Ah! So this diamond glaze thing works great with glass tiles? I've been using ET Lite for glass tiles and it leaves a wet yucky spot all over. Where do I buy diamond glaze?

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I will look into going to the resin route. What else can you do with the Diamond Glaze? I now have a 10 oz. bottle and have no idea what to do with it since I'd planned on using it for the bottlecaps.
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Default Re: I need advice on Diamond Glaze

I am absolutely no professional at this, but I use Diamond Glaze for my tiles and bottlecaps. However, I use the inside of bottlecaps, that could make a difference. I cover the image and let dry. If I need to do another layed I do after the first dries. If I see bubbles I pop them with a pin. Sometimes they have bubbles after drying, but most of the time not. Diamond Glaze is the only thing I have used so I can only speak for how I like it. HTH!!
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I will look into going to the resin route. What else can you do with the Diamond Glaze? I now have a 10 oz. bottle and have no idea what to do with it since I'd planned on using it for the bottlecaps.
You can send me the diamond glaze
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:51
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Default Re: I need advice on Diamond Glaze

I use diamond glaze for my bottlecaps and had the same problem as you when I first started.
It just takes patience and practice. I always squeeze a tiny bit out onto scrap paper before I start to ensure there are no starting bubbles, then go SLOWLY around the outside of the image on the cap. Then I "fill" in the inside. I usually don't have any bubbles, but if I do, I get them with a straight pin. Some people run a lighter over them, but my tiny bubbles aren't phased by the heat... lol
Then check on them in a few minutes to make sure no bubbles have formed as it dries. Also, make sure you make them in an area with no airflow. Our central heating and air even will affect mine.

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I use diamond glaze for my bottlecaps and had the same problem as you when I first started.
It just takes patience and practice. I always squeeze a tiny bit out onto scrap paper before I start to ensure there are no starting bubbles, then go SLOWLY around the outside of the image on the cap. Then I "fill" in the inside. I usually don't have any bubbles, but if I do, I get them with a straight pin. Some people run a lighter over them, but my tiny bubbles aren't phased by the heat... lol
Then check on them in a few minutes to make sure no bubbles have formed as it dries. Also, make sure you make them in an area with no airflow. Our central heating and air even will affect mine.

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Thanks for the advice!! I was starting in the middle and going out - I will try the other way around. I will also try the lighter to try and pop some of the bubbles, but it may be too late now for the ones I started this morning (but I guess I can't hurt them too much now!).
It's kind of cold in my craft room too, think that could effect them??
Also, I've tried a the straight pin and a toothpick trying to pop those bubbles and those aren't working, only on the bigger ones.
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You can send me the diamond glaze
LoL! I think I'll keep it - you have no idea what I had to go through to get it! I bought it from ebay almost 3 weeks ago. They didn't send a tracking # I waited over a week before contacting them. It must have gotten lost in the mail. They sent another bottle and I finally got it yesterday. I ordered the bottle caps from another ebay store the same day as the diamond glaze and got those came right away, so I've been DIEING to making these bottlecaps! Now the diamond glaze is giving me issues... I can't win here!!
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:32
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Try "patting" the bubbles with a dry paintbrush. It takes them out much more easily than a pin. Think I saw the tip on the Diamond Glaze website. Works for me anyway!
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