Tuesday, May 25, 2010

KITSCHY BOTTLE CAP MAGNET TUTORIAL

I once scored a huge bag of bottle caps for 99 cents at salvation army. Here's my attempt to use some of them. 


MATERIALS:
  • bottle caps
  • images (from magazines, books, printed from computer, photos, etc)
  • scissors
  • circle cutter (or just trace the circle and cut with scissors)
  • packing tape
  • sequins, rhinestones, or tiny beads
  • black permanent marker
  • glue that dries hard and clear (glossy accents, diamond glaze, clear resin)
step one: cut out image to fit your bottle cap (using a circle cutter is much easier).  then draw or write on the image (I wrote "hello" on the white space). my images are from shop 66.

step two: cover both sides with packing tape to seal/laminate the image, trim packing tape around the edges.  this is to prevent the image from bleeding or warping when you add the glue later.


step three: rub over the image with a burnishing tool, or popsicle stick to smooth out the bubbles and air pockets.


step four: place image in the bottle cap and cover image with a thick coat of glue that dries hard and clear.


step five: embellish with sequins, beads or rhinestones. tip: I used a needle to guide the sequins to where I wanted them placed. I also used the needle to pop any air bubbles that formed


step six: this is the hardest part-- let dry overnight until clear.

step seven: use a super strong glue to attach a magnet to the backside of bottle cap. Let that dry overnight and you're done!

3 comments:

Creepy Jen said...

omg. i love them. especially the "hey baby" one.

jo_annie said...

thanks jen!

Robin said...

Creepy cute stuff!