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« on: January 22, 2008 05:52:17 PM »

Blast that Martha! She went and gave me this great idea for magnets/thumb tacks using pictures and bottle caps:

It calls for clear casting resin to fill the cap, but I've never used it before and it seems to be complicated and dangerous. Any tips for something easier to work with that'll give the same results?? THANK YOU!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008 08:47:47 PM »

DUDE. I saw that article and I was wondering the exact same thing! Any useful insight would be greatly appreciated!

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2008 01:30:26 PM »

I don't know why but I am scared of the resin. I really want to try it, even went and held the bottle in my hands today but put it down because I am not sure how to use it. From the tutorials here, it seems like it should be easy but I am just hesitant.

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008 03:44:01 PM »

make sure you mix in a well ventilated area - I usually do it in my basement using paper cups and plastic knives.  Wear surgical gloves!  One time when I got careless and didn't, I got it all over my fingers, and some on my face where I touched it.  I ended up with a horrible allergy that I had to take steroids for!  Just be careful, and wear a mask if you can.  It is really quite safe when you use common sense!
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008 04:47:26 AM »

UPDATE: I did it last night (with tips from ammasmama, thank you!) and it went pretty well. She suggested I use "Envirotex Lite" from Michael's...I followed directions that came with the box and it went fine. The only bad thing that happened was that the magazine cutouts I used inside the bottlecaps ended up getting that "wet" damaged look from when the resin got it wet. I think I'll try it again and try sealing the cutout with Mod Podge to protect it before I pour the resin. Still, it all looks pretty cool!  Cheesy
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