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MeOwZa
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2003 02:07:46 AM »

I made a lot of these tonight. Thanks to an awesome friend, I have an abundance of bottle caps  Grin

I haven't sealed them yet or put magnets on them, I was thinking about putting push pins on a few of them as suggested in the marble magnet thread. I also thought about putting them on one of the decorate clothespins I made. I'll post pictures of what I finally decide what to do with them.

For the record, these fit in the AOL tin I have (with a magnet on) So if you're looking for a way to package them.



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« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2003 04:08:30 AM »

wow, you've been very creative MeOwZa!

what do you mean about the push pins? do you mean you'll attach them to the back, so you could use the bottle caps on a cork board?
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« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2003 08:55:16 AM »

making push pins is exactly what i mean

some people i want to give these to don't have use for a magnet, but a cool push pin is right up their alley

think about your friends that are trapped at desks all day... cork boards, right? Cheesy

they'll think about how cool you are all day long
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« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2003 09:09:14 AM »

lol i love it!
i've gotta make some for me first though!!
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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2003 12:22:59 PM »

I made magnets like this last year for holiday gifts and again this year.  i used the plastic mix and pour resin that is mentioned above.  both times this strange thing happened where on some of the pics these little dark spots appeared, almost like the resin had saturated the pic, like wet spots.  now, i made maybe twenty magnets all with pics cut from the same magazine.  some of them got the spots, some didn't.  they all dried in the same place.  everything was exactly the same, but some got spotty, some didn't.  hmmmmm, any ideas why?
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« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2003 04:23:25 PM »

what type of resin are you using?  ive used envirotex many many times and they all came out perfect.  even months later they still look beautiful.  i cant imagine what the spots would be from though...sorry  Huh
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« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2003 05:11:00 PM »

i'm using some spray stuff from envirotex-- i sprayed my bottlecaps about 3 times.. the images aren't totally 'sealed' in there, but i think the people i am giving them to are smart enough to just glue the image back in if it falls out!  Undecided
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« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2003 03:12:12 AM »

jpants - maybe try emailing the company and asking them? most companies usually have a customer service type place with experts to help us mere mortals!!  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2003 05:51:53 AM »

thanks for all the input.  since i posted, i've had two ideas.  the first is that maybe i'm not mixing the resin correctly (it is that envirotex stuff).  maybe i'm some how slightly off on my measurements and that is making it react with the paper.  my other thought was that i could back my pics with white card stock, like someone suggested, and maybe that would make them sturdy enough to not absorb the resin.  hmmm..... i'll try these next  time.  thanks for all of your advice!
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« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2003 12:37:24 PM »

Alright, so, I made five of these with Mod Podge instead of resin like thirdwavegrrrl suggested, but I've let them dry for almost 14 hours and they're still milky white! Does anyone know if they'll eventually clear up?
 
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