I have made a few checkers games for people using bottle caps, photos of them or their children, and a special UV resin, but I never made one for myself. With this month’s challenge, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on the resin, so I decided to make a fun Tic-Tac-Toe game using bottle caps and domed stickers.
6x6 wooden square
Black acrylic paint
Your favorite paper tape (I used Tim Holtz® tissue tape)
Bottle caps (12 total)
Scrapbook paper in opposing colors and/or patterns
Domed stickers (12 total)
|Not the neatest painter|
|They fit! Yayyyy!|
To see how big of a circle I needed for the bottle cap, I fitted a quarter into it and it fit perfectly. That became my template. While the first coat of paint dried, I traced my quarter onto green spiderweb scrapbook paper so I ended up with six circles. I cut out each circle and dry-fitted them into the bottle cap. Perfect fits.
|Adding those squiggles|
Next, I removed the circles and put a squiggle of Glossy Accents into each bottle cap. I placed a paper circle over each, patterned side up, smoothing out any air bubbles then let them all dry a few minutes.
I repeated the same steps with the orange spiderweb paper.
|They look like pieces of candy...|
With everything glued in place, I put a domed sticker over each paper circle and pressed down firmly.
The pieces were done!
I painted a second coat on the wooden square and set it aside to dry.
With the board dry, I flipped it over and added Glossy Accents to the unpainted side. I used my index finger to smooth out the glue. Carefully, I positioned the felt patterned side up and smoothed it down. I set it aside to dry.
|I love paper tape!|
|Usually I am horrible at staying in the lines|
To finish the board, I added Glossy Accents all over the painted surface and smoothed it out with my index finger, making sure the tape was covered. I set it aside and when it was dry, I trimmed off the excess paper tape.
Now I’m ready to play Tic-Tac-Toe!