Sunday, August 29, 2010

Looking For.... Bottle Cap Tutorial

Do any of my a-maze-ing crafty friends out there have, or know of, a tutorial on how to make bottlecap images?

The basic idea is sound- use clip art, put 12 to a sheet, get em printed on photo paper, use 1" round paper punch, punch em out, glue em, coat em.

But, since I've never seen an -actual- sheet, I don't know what size I should design in. Or, what the best top coat is for once the images are on the bottle cap. Would Mod Podge be enough, or should I use Epoxy?

Point me to your directions, I'm desperate!

3 comments:

Brittanie said...

Etsy has LOTS of bottlecap printables, yes you have to buy those ones, but that might give you an idea of actual size, if one has the specifics on it, I dont worry about printing circles, I just print what I want to fit in the circle itself. And I use modpodge to seal it and Diamond Glaze to fill it, I think Diamond Glaze is an epoxy though, just in a small bottle.
Good Luck!

Expressions by Heather said...

I have found some to buy, but it's hard to guess the digital size based on the print size, because they could be sized down.

Diamond GLaze- is that the stuff that gives it a nice glossy, hard coat? That's kind of what I'm looking for, I think.

Jennifer said...

Please check out my tutorial on bottle cap necklaces..it's not professional, but may give you some ideas....http://lifeonoldsavannah.blogspot.com/2010/03/bottle-cap-necklaceexplosion.html...