Free Instructions--Bottle Caps
I did a test using different products to seal the bottle caps. Below is the review. This is the first time ever I've made bottle caps. The result is not bad. If I can make it, you can too.
1. Gather all the supplies. Bottle caps, Mounting Adhesive, EnviroTex Lite, Diamond Glaze, mixing cups, stirrer, 1" hold punch. They can be found on ebay, craft store, Walmart. Or you can find them all at our store. The bottle cap image we used was printed at Walgreens. Just upload the image to their website and pickup in an hour. The cost is $0.19 for a 4x6 picture. They do offer small business special accounts to get 15% off. I don't need a lot of pictures developed so didn't check the detail.
2. Use 1" hole punch to cut out the bottle cap image and Mounting Adhesive. Click the link for detail: How To Cut 1" Circle For Bottle Caps
3. When adhering images to the bottle cap, it is important not to let air getting in. Otherwise it'll ruin the cap if bubbles on the caps or resin gets under the image. To make it easy, I use Mounting Adhesive--full coverage adhesive to adhere your photo images. Just use 1" hole punch to punch the circle out, peel off 1 back liner and place on the back of the image. Then peel the other back liner and stick to the bottle cap.
4. Next, pour diamond glaze on the cap using Judikins Diamond Glaze 2 Oz. W/ Applicator Tip. The small tip is easy to use. If bubbles out of the bottle. Just pop it using the wood stirrer.
5. Set the diamond glaze cap aside. Working on EnviroTex Lite caps. Since I was only working on a couple of caps, I poured 1/2 TSP resin and 1/2 TSP hardener (Later I knew that was the amount for 4 caps) into the mixing cup, used wood stirrer to stir for 2 minutes (I cut the wood stirrer in half and used both to stir the resin). I heard that it dries sticky if you do not mix them well. Sometimes if you do not really scrape the sides and bottom of your mixing container you get this result.
A lot of bubbles in the cup. I thought "it's not good" but poured the resin on the caps anyway. Since still resin left in the cup, I poured them on 2 plain caps. Didn't know what to do with the bubbles in resin. So I just left it on the counter for about 30 minutes.
6. 30 minutes later, the bubbles on red cap were gone! On yellow cap, only few left.
7. I tried to use the wood stirred to pop the bubbles (same as on diamond glaze cap), but the bubbles were too small. So I just stirred a little where the bubbles were gathered. The bubbles disappear :) Look at the yellow cap again, no bubbles.
To Be Continued.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 July, 2010.