Step 1: What You Need
1. Bottle caps (surprise, surprise)
2. tiny pics, glitter, or what ever you want to put inside
4. some sort of resin of whatever to put inside of the cap, diamond glaze works great!
5. rubber gloves
6. stirring stick (my directions said i need ed 2 that made no sense)
7. 2 plastic cups (it would be smart to get them w/ the little measuring things)
8. (if your cups don't have measuring things) something you could measure your resin in ( i used a milk cap)
9. If your making a necklace you will need:
A.ball chain or some sort of string or something to put your cap on
B. some sort of clasp depending on what it's hanging on
C. jump rings (the little rings that connect the cap to what its hanging on)
D. pliers to do all that stuff with
10. If you are making a magnet you will need:
A. a magnet to glue on the back
B. a hot glue gun(with all of the sticks and stuff)
Step 2: Painting the Caps
First you need to paint them. You could paint it white then paint over it but i usually just paint. I've heard acrylic paint works fine but i actually use nail polish. it looks shiny and i have some pretty fun colors.
Step 3: Pictures
Make sure they fit inside than glue w/ a tiny bit of glue. You don't need a lot. On 2 of mine i didn't glue them and when i poured the resin the pictures floated up to the top. I just pushed them down w/ a toothpick and they were fine but its easier just to glue.
If you are filling them w/ glitter pour in a little tacky glue and cover that w/ glitter. I glued a little glitter over one picture and it looked really pretty. Wait until all the glue is dry.
Step 4: Resin Stuff
First make sure you read the directions just in case!!! OK now i will tell u what i did. First put down the news paper on a flat surface and put your caps down but to close. Now put on rubber gloves. start by pouring in a certain amount of liquid from the 1st bottle. I used a milk cap and poured 2 of those in and i had 6 bottle caps to fill. Then pour in an equal amount (for me it was 2 milk caps) of the other liquid. Stir that for 2 min. Then pour it all into the next cup and w/ a new stick stir for 1min. I have no idea why you have to do this because i don't see why you would need 2 cups and 2 sticks it just makes no sense! (but i did it anyway) After your done stirring pour into cap. Be careful not to let it get to full and flow over because it sticks to the paper. Then let it dry for 24-48 hours.
The resin dries pretty good but i found a way i think i like better. You can buy this stuff called diamond glaze. Is like this glue stuff and it works just as well as the resin but it dries faster. The only problem is it uses a lot of glaze to fill the cap to the top (especially if you're thinking about making more than one). And it sometimes makes images printed of the computer look different.