.. Hey ladies I am Sasha and I am so excited to be here. I just have a few facts to share about my really crazy outgoing life and yes if you must know I still color with crayons.
.. I am married to a very patient man that thinks he is Tiger Woods.
.. I have two weird and handsome children whom I still read stories to at bedtime.
.. I am only 5 crafty years old but have been writing daily for the past 16 years.
.. I served my country for many years along side my husband.
.. I currently live in England.
.. I am a survivor and advocate of child abuse and incest.
.. I credit Hot Tamales for getting me through grad school with a side of MJ.
I just want to end this by saying. There are so many ladies out there that feel like they are not good enough, I know I use to be one of them. You have to just remember it is not you that is not good enough they are just currently looking for something else different at that time. Do not let this hobby do to you what it almost did to me, cause you to give up what and why you started doing all this to begin with. I am no where near perfect, and I still dream just like you and guess what .. no one can take away that dream .. only you! So keep going .. because you never know who is watching, but just remember never lose sight of who you are and sell yourself short just to get it. Always keep it real.
1. Punch out the picture, patterned paper or whatever object you desire and add adhesive to the back of it. You can use gluestick, glossy accents or mod podge.
2. Place your image/item inside or on top of the bottle cap. Make sure that the image it flattened and that there are no air bubbles in it, spread it from the inside out and then just go around in circles either with your finger or something with small flat head. Let dry.
3. Once your image is dry add your resin or glaze of your choice and use your stick pin to poke out any bubbles that may appear. If you wish to reduce remember NOT to shake the resin or dimensional adhesive, this is a sure fire way to get them. One trick I learned was to just screw the cap off all together when I am filling the bottle cap and just simply poor it in.
Cover your bottle caps with a glass or other object to keep dust free and let dry between 24-48hrs.
4. Adhere your bottlecaps to strings, hair bows, make necklaces and so forth the options are so limitless out there. If you wish to turn them into magnet simply add the magnet on either side you are not working on using E6000 glue and for a more professional look if you care add a thin layer of dimensional adhesive around it and let dry.
Sasha is also into scrapbooking and basket making...you can see a couple samples here:
Thanks Cartwheels on my Mind for having me .. you ladies are truly an inspiration. I was happy to be a whale in your ocean of creativity.