Monday, 17 December 2007

Bottle top/cap crafts

i decided to try something new using beer bottle caps. some people use them to make sculptures, some decorate with little items and some stick paper/photos is the middle.

cutting out photos seemed too fiddly to me so i decided to paint the inside. but the have a plastic seal glued to the inside which is a bugger to get out. i tried it with 2 of them using tweezers and a craft knife, but it just didn't leave a smooth surface.

so i left it in for the rest, which then gave me a ring round the edge to paint as a border.

i've ordered some self adhesive magnetic strip and will stick that to the back when it arrives. it was being posted first class today, so should be here soon.

so i've painted them and then varnished with an acrylic varnish. i managed to get photos of 2 of them before the battery on my camera died.....

this one is for a swap partner who listed cupcakes as something she liked in her profile:

and this one is for someone who likes paw prints and the colour green (the paw is actually done in green!):

i'll post photos of the rest when they're taken onc my battery's recharged!

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