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Old 07-08-2011, 11:19
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Capping is not a FAST craft and I have been capping for about 3 yrs, trust me when I say I have ruined HUNDREDS of caps and images. Recently I have had many of the same questions in my private messages and emails. First let me say this, with no malice or disrespect meant at all, you need to learn a process that WORKS FOR YOU......it is not an overnight success in all cases so with that said, here are things that I HAVE LEARNED (not all my secrets, for that you can purchase my upcoming tutorial hint hint)

DISCLAIMER ~ You dont have to agree with my suggestions or even try them, some have other ways, I am just posting b.c I have had so many with the same questions lately

1 ~ if you want the finished, hardened glass looking caps, dome stickers will not give you this affect, you need to use RESIN of some kind, there are many and they work differently depending on your climate, hvac system, what your images are printed on and how you hold your mouth when you use them (my DH says that I need to write a tutorial on the proper tongue and mouth position and contortions for my various bow and jewelry techniques......haha funny little man)

2 ~ how you get the image to stick and how you seal it is again, trial and error, some use glaze, some use modge podge, what works best for me and is a GOD SEND to my capping, is the xyron sticker machine that you can pic up for less than $10 at WalMart, Michaels etc, you get the picture......AND INVEST IN THE PERMANENT ADHESIVE ROLL....you dont need the BIG one, just get the one that is shaped like an X (mine is purple b.c purple rocks but it comes in other colors too)

3 ~ when using the sticker domes, the xyron made sticker is NOT NOT NOT the culprit to the image coming off your cap, the fact that the stickered image and the dome are EXACTLY the same size is the issue.......the dome, even tho it is also a permanent adhesive, does not overlap and stick to the cap, so, since it has no cap to adhere to, the sticker pulls off in an apparent boycott of your cap when in reality, it is BECAUSE the dome has no cap to stick to so its mass peels off the smaller massed picture sticker, simply a matter of dense matter overcoming less dense matter. TO COMBAT THIS.....cut your sticker smaller than the dome so that the dome overlaps the sticker and sticks to the surface of the cap.........voila, magic

4 ~ The dome stickers will NEVER GET GLASS HARD LIKE THE RESIN DOES, they are not made to get hard......so you have to figure is it worth the EASE of the sticker to use it (but to get them to stick assuredly, you really need to hand cut the circle image so is it time saving???)

5 ~ Will I give out my suppliers and my techniques for painting caps ~ No.....I have worked for three years to perfect it and when I write my tutorial on them, some of them will be revealed again, not to sound mean or harsh, there are some things that experience has taught me, none of it is secret, just things I dont want to share outright.....

6 ~ My finished caps are the price they are because I work hard both today and for many years and feel mine are high quality......

Thanks for reading, I hope you learned or got a clearer view of some things, again, it is a process, it takes time, it is NOT a fast track craft......any other cappers who have anything to add, feel free

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:29
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Thank you. That's awesome. I've been here trying to rack my brain about getting a 1" image to stick on the bottle cap. Not to mention I knew the domes were 1" so hth is that gonna make the image stay on the bottle cap. LOL!!!! I don't have all my supplies yet so that is awesome.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:32
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I hate those dome stickers! They did nothing for me. The image has to be covered in resin in order for it to be secured on there. I also used the Xyron X sticker maker with the PERMANENT adhesive. That is the only thing that worked for me. Rio Grande Colores is a very good resin to use...at least it was for me.
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:36
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I love the resin centers but I only use flat caps and I know that makes a difference I also glue my images on with e6000 and have never had a problem with them coming off

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:37
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I hate those dome stickers! They did nothing for me. The image has to be covered in resin in order for it to be secured on there. I also used the Xyron X sticker maker with the PERMANENT adhesive. That is the only thing that worked for me. Rio Grande Colores is a very good resin to use...at least it was for me.
LOL How do you feel about the dome stickers again?
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Thank you. That's awesome. I've been here trying to rack my brain about getting a 1" image to stick on the bottle cap. Not to mention I knew the domes were 1" so hth is that gonna make the image stay on the bottle cap. LOL!!!! I don't have all my supplies yet so that is awesome.
Yup Amanda, you are just right.....we need a 7/8" circle punch
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I agree with the things you have stated. I, too, have made caps for 3 years. 1000's of them. When I started I threw a TON of caps right in the trash. Troubles with resin, sticking, etc. I did a TON of investigating, tried some new methods. I love my caps now, and so do my customers. Like you, I do have a few secrets that work quite well for me, that I choose not to share either. I am sure your tut will be great.
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All that I know is that I "attempted" to do bottlecaps a few weeks ago... one day of trying and I am done! I'm not a quitter with crafting... typically I just keep trying and trying until I get it right BUT bottlecaps are the devil, in my opinion! Those that make them and make them well must have have some crazy patience! So, If anyone needs or wants 100 pre painted bottlecaps (minus a few), the same amount of dome stickers, and 10 sheets of images (minus a few) let me know and I'll sell them to ya for a little less than what I paid for them!(because I have used a little bit of each item) Please, someone! Take them off my hands! I get pissy just looking at them in my craft room! lol I love bottlecaps but I think I'll just buy them already made!
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All that I know is that I "attempted" to do bottlecaps a few weeks ago... one day of trying and I am done! I'm not a quitter with crafting... typically I just keep trying and trying until I get it right BUT bottlecaps are the devil, in my opinion! Those that make them and make them well must have have some crazy patience! So, If anyone needs or wants 100 pre painted bottlecaps (minus a few), the same amount of dome stickers, and 10 sheets of images (minus a few) let me know and I'll sell them to ya for a little less than what I paid for them!(because I have used a little bit of each item) Please, someone! Take them off my hands! I get pissy just looking at them in my craft room! lol I love bottlecaps but I think I'll just buy them already made!
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Stephanie, you crack me up, and I guess you are right, crazy patience is the key, I can assure you, all of us that do them, have ruined MOrE THAN A FEW....lol
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Caps are the one thing I havent even pretended like I might try! I will buy mine from the pros!
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