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Old 03-22-2011, 12:17
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Hi!!!! I am new one here. I really love crafts, specially with bottle caps. But I need to learn, it will be my first time with bottle caps. So... there is a lot of information... but I ask you ladies, would you like to write, share, ask or just talk about bottlecaps, epoxy seals, resins, graphics, glue and everything you like about this???

By the way, let me tell you I am making my own search about all of this topic for about the 6 last months.

So.... would you like this idea?? I really want to know you!
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Default Re: Share all about bottle caps here!!!

Sounds like a good idea to me! I know NOTHING about bottle caps - so if i can learrn more - might use them
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Default Re: Share all about bottle caps here!!!

I just made my first bottlecap necklaces today. I ordered around 200 images pre-cut (saved me a lot of time and hassle) I used my xyron sticker maker(permanent) to secure the image to the cap and I placed a resin drop on top(I bought 100 of these from a group buy). They came out cute and were very easy to make.
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I just made my first bottlecap necklaces today. I ordered around 200 images pre-cut (saved me a lot of time and hassle) I used my xyron sticker maker(permanent) to secure the image to the cap and I placed a resin drop on top(I bought 100 of these from a group buy). They came out cute and were very easy to make.

OOOOOH! Congratulations! I am waiting for my first group of bottle caps in a week.... I would like to see yours, it is possible to paste here a picture? And, what is a "xyron sticker maker" is it better than print the pictures on a sticker paper??


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Sounds like a good idea to me! I know NOTHING about bottle caps - so if i can learrn more - might use them
So, welcome. I would like to share everything I learn about bottle caps.
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A xyron sticker maker can be found in the scrapbooking section at michaels, joanns or hobby lobby. You still print on photo paper and use the xyron to secure your image in or on the bottlecap. My camera is charging now, but when it is done I will post pictures =)


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OOOOOH! Congratulations! I am waiting for my first group of bottle caps in a week.... I would like to see yours, it is possible to paste here a picture? And, what is a "xyron sticker maker" is it better than print the pictures on a sticker paper??

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A xyron sticker maker can be found in the scrapbooking section at michaels, joanns or hobby lobby. You still print on photo paper and use the xyron to secure your image in or on the bottlecap. My camera is charging now, but when it is done I will post pictures =)
.... I will waiting....!
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Default Re: Share all about bottle caps here!!!

I've tried printing out pictures to make bottle cap hair bows and I can never seem to get the size right, and if I do it's blurry and doesn't look like what it's supposed to... any advice? do I need a better printer? better ink? (I'm assuming I should print on photo paper..)
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I just started making bottlecaps too, what I did was searched this forum. i was able to find out everything I needed to know and more. it does take time but the information you need is probably already here
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I've tried printing out pictures to make bottle cap hair bows and I can never seem to get the size right, and if I do it's blurry and doesn't look like what it's supposed to... any advice? do I need a better printer? better ink? (I'm assuming I should print on photo paper..)
It sounds like you are enlarging the picture I assume you've captured online somewhere? Each time you enlarge an image, particularly if you are trying to get it to a size you need, say from anything to a bottlecap to an iron on image for a T-shirt, you may risk this distortion from the original image.

Without going all technical, it might help you and alleviate some frustration if you play with the "Paint" program that is installed on all Microsoft systems (in other words, you don't use an Apple computer)..it has a built in help system. Play with resizing & print preview and you'll get a better idea what might print out well. Play around with it a bit and enlarge your workspace to be close or equal to an 8 1/2x 11" of paper. Then place your graphic and see what it looks like in print preview. Enlarge or reduce, save, look again. When you think you're close, print in black & white (color cartridges are expensive)

That's about as simple an answer as I can give & I prototyped computer graphics for the Gov't back in my day. Now graphics programs abound & it's still not a simple answer, particularly if you're not using any program that will automatically scale and size your images, say for the bottlecaps. One of the reasons you have people who are either selling the images or providing the services...what looks simple, isn't until you get behind the technology.

You may want to look into a label program, such as Avery uses. They may have 1" templates you can play around with...until then, you might do okay on a single image basis playing around with something like I've described on a trial and error basis. Good luck!
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