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Old 04-20-2010, 10:00
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I just made a few bottlecaps and I have a question. I have no problems with the flattened bottlecaps, just fill them up! The trouble I am having is with the regular caps. When I put the resin on, it seem to just sit on the top and not cover the edges of the bottlecap. The edges seem to be a little bit bigger than the bottlecap. I use the 1" punch. Do I use a brush to get the edges?

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I never use to use a brush but the I heard people saying they did it so I tried and liked the outcome better. I just use a cheap paintbrush to coat the outside edge. Then I apply the resin with a squeeze bottle to the rest of the bottle cap. Using a squeeze bottle also lets you get the edge closer then just dripping it on. HTH!
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it really should just sit on the top in a dome - if it goes over the edge and drips down the sides you will have a big mess on your hands!
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I never use to use a brush but the I heard people saying they did it so I tried and liked the outcome better. I just use a cheap paintbrush to coat the outside edge. Then I apply the resin with a squeeze bottle to the rest of the bottle cap. Using a squeeze bottle also lets you get the edge closer then just dripping it on. HTH!
So you use the squeeze bottle and throw it out? Where do you get the bottle? I heard some people use a syringe.

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it really should just sit on the top in a dome - if it goes over the edge and drips down the sides you will have a big mess on your hands!
I got the dome on top but it didn't quite cover the edge of the image. I am afraid if it doesn't cover, it will peel or get something underneath the image.

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So you use the squeeze bottle and throw it out? Where do you get the bottle? I heard some people use a syringe.

Sue
I got the bottles at Michaels in the cake decorating stuff. I can use the same one a few times with a little work. When I'm done I take off the cap and turn both upside down to drain the resin out. Then after it dries I can pull what little resin is left out almost like a little sheet of resin. The bottle does start to break down after a few times but you can feel the difference.
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