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« on: February 25, 2008 02:37:28 PM »

Well hello! Smiley
I've been hoarding these bottlecaps for a while and I could'nt decide what to do with them, then I spotted my equally large hoard of anime pics cut out of magasines, so I thought I could combine the two! Here's the result...


I used the bottlecaps as a guide to cut out the pictures, only a little bigger than the top surface


Because the pics were bigger they curved around the cap when I PVAed 'em, then I stuck them to those buttons there...


And here's ones I made earlier! My favourites are the red & gold ones of Ed and Luffy. Enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 03:07:45 PM »

Oh, I like! I'd like to use your idea and make these to put on a denim jacket for my daughter.I'd have to take them off before washing it, but how often do you have to wash a coat anyway? I'd use a lot of clear sealant spray or envirotex whenever it warms up enough for me to work outside.
 I have all these free animanga mini magazines from work-if I don't take them,they get thrown away. I covered a tin box with them for her birthday last year.And I made some big magnets that came out well. I've been looking for another project. Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008 03:50:55 PM »

ooo you're so lucky getting all those free pics from work! I only had my hoard 'cos Bought Neo obssesivley for three years. Incidentally, I don't know if this would work but maybe you could put those metal poppers on the back of the bottlecaps so that when you needed to wash the jacket you could pop em off?

Let me know how it goes, its so intruiging to see your ideas venturing out into other people's heads... Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008 05:21:35 PM »

I don't know what the metal poppers are,but that's an idea. It'll be a while before I get time to make these. I'm sure someone will post the perfect solution before then Grin.EDIT-Button covers! That's it! Next time I'm flush enough to dare enter the fabric store I'll check them out.
"its so intruiging to see your ideas venturing out into other people's heads... " Yes,it is! I love how we all infect,er,inspire each other.
Here's the magnet and the box I made-I'm trying to quote these as links and not images-I'll delete them if I messed up.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/imgmagnet002.jpg
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/76044mangabox2-a.jpg
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008 03:13:55 AM »

Cool boxes, your daughter must be chuffed! Smiley
This link is what I meant by the popper buttons, they're more usually called snap or safety buttons.

http://haohann.manufacturer.globalsources.com/si/6008800026539/pdtl/Snap-button/1002520450/Spring-Snap-Buttons.htm
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008 08:41:30 AM »

Now I get it! Thanks for the link.That's actually the front & back of the same box.She decided to keep her chess pieces in it instead of art supplies.Glad you liked them-the box and the big round magnets are fun to make.
I'm so glad you posted your idea. Whenever I get the time,I'm definitely making anime buttons!
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 09:53:08 AM »

Hi these are awesome! I'd love to make some, but had a couple questions about the process. First, did you need to sand down the bottle caps in any way so the sharp edges weren't a problem? Did you just glue the buttons to the inside of the caps? Also, what is PVA-ing? I'm guessing some sort of sealant but thought I'd check. Thanks, I see a set of Naruto ones being made soon! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008 09:30:30 AM »

did you need to sand down the bottle caps in any way so the sharp edges weren't a problem? Did you just glue the buttons to the inside of the caps? Also, what is PVA-ing?

 :)Hi, well firstly, I used quite thick buttons to stick the bottlecaps onto so when I use them the sharp edges are far enough away not to be a problem. But if your using thinner buttons it probabely would be a good idea to do something to those corners!

Secondly I used good ol' superglue to attach the bottlecaps to the buttons.

Aand finally, PVA is, as far as I can tell, the UK equivalent of Mod Podge except it dries hard and generally doesn't come with glitter or anything in it.

Hope that helped, & thanks for the comment! Wink
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