Let me give a big apology to everyone for not being more responsive!
I have been in Baghdad, Iraq for the past 6-7 months and I haven't had much of a chance to check out HBT... I've actually tried to avoid it to an extent because it kept reminding me of what I was missing back in the States.
A PM to my account finally brought this thread back to my attention once again.
I'm still in Baghdad, but I was able to log back into my photobucket account to show the images again in the thread...let me know if anyone is still having trouble seeing them.
Also, to address some people's concern about rubbing the image off of the cap when trying this method, I can try and explain what I do and the trouble I had starting out... First of all, the matte medium is applied in a *thin* layer. Before it dries, the piece of paper with the image on it needs to be pressed on. Essentially, the objective is to squeeze whatever excess matte medium is between the cap and the paper... yes some of the matte medium will build up around the "shoulder" (for lack of a better term) of the cap. Like I explain in my short tutorial, it needs to be scraped off once it's dry. Speaking of dried... I don't know exactly what is going on with every instance of people trying, but I kind of suspect folks aren't waiting long enough for the matte medium to dry. 5 minutes worked for me, but maybe because it was less humid in my area at that time of the year.
Also, a very light touch is absolutely necessary! It might be OK to be a little aggressive when initially rubbing off the paper under the running water, but as soon as you see the image appear, you almost want to hardly touch the paper in order to avoid scraping off the actual image. Essentially, it's only the paper's top coating that is left to protect the image underneath and it's definitely not tough as nails. You'll get the hang of it and it won't seem like such a chore after a few caps. If the image seems to melt away no matter what, then it's probably time to try a different type of paper...there is clearly nothing left to protect the matte medium from re-emulsifying once the paper has been rubbed away.
Another hint, don't let the image get too close to the edge (or shoulder as I've called it) of the cap, you'll almost certainly accidentally rub or chip away the image near that area trying to fix excess matte medium build-up or paper.
I'll check back periodically if you guys have any questions. I wish I could send some of you some sample of the paper I was using, but alas, it's all stored 7000 miles away from me right now.
Good luck, and like I said, I'll try and be a bit better about checking in on the thread for those of you that have any questions.