Here are the best and top selling Mod Podge formulas for making decoupage crafts like photo transfer and making crafts. No matter if you are a beginner crafter or someone who makes decoupage crafts like image transfers, jewelry boxes or painted jars for a living. Mod Podge is a staple in the craft room.
What is Mod Podge used for? Today we are answering all of your questions about how to use Mod Podge and talk about what formula is best for any type of crafting project.
Mod Podge is a glue and finish used in crafting and decoupage projects. Mod Podge is non-toxic and water-based so it cleans up easily with soap and water. Use for crafts, scrapbooking, jewelry making, decoupage, cardmaking and more.
Mod Podge has uses in most craft categories. Their formula hasn't really changed over the years because they got it perfectly right from the start. Crafters & artisans have been reaching for Mod Podge since its introduction back in 1967.
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Reasons Why Mod Podge Is Great For Crafts
This is the formula to use for when you need to be able to put something in the dishwasher after it is fully cured. This is a quick-drying formula and will dry clear. It has a smooth finish so it's going to be good for projects that go in the dishwasher.
You can use this for gluing paper napkins to your coffee mugs and also use it for making beautiful glitter tumblers. Just be sure to wash your mugs on the top rack.
This quick dry formula is for when you want a totally matte finish. Some of the best ways to use this glue is to use it to seal painted mason jars for for when you want to use it for inserts for your junk journal ideas.
It's a great glue to have on hand for those projects where you don't want to have any glossy areas.
In this photo below matte mod podge was used to create these mason jars, decoupaged bird house and shabby chic jewelry box.
Here's the formula you need for when you want to make puzzles and then save them for display.
This durable decoupage glue will brush on clear and then it dries to a hard, glossy finish to preserve the beauty of your puzzles.
This is a glue formula that is more thick than their regular gloss. So it's going to be good to use on surfaces like wood, canvas and terra cotta. There's pretty much endless possibilities and it will even go onto fabric to create wall art.
One of the things you can use this for is to make your own jewelry. You can order jewelry blanks here on Amazon and then cut out pieces of scrapbooking papers. Then use the gloss glue to seal the image into the pendant.
This is hands down some of the best glitter glue we have used. This is their glitter line of glues which come in holographic, gold and silver. Once the glue dries, all that's left is gorgeous sparkle.
This is a great formula for cardmaking, shell decorating and for Christmas craft ideas.
We also have a tutorial How To Use Mod Podge which you can check out. It gives you the basics of Mod Podge and teaches you how to use it!
One of the top selling Mod Podge formula is the photo transfer glue. So what you do is apply it directly to dry toner prints with a sponge or brush. Then you lay the piece of fabric down onto the photo. Once it is dry, you remove the paper and you have a photo transfer.
Watch the video tutorial on how to make a photo transfer on their Amazon listing in the merchant video section.
Test inks before applying to make sure they won't smear
Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before applying
Mod Podge will hold up best on decorative items that don’t have to be washed often
Wash brushes and applicators out with soap and water
Wait one hour between coats
Will dry very quickly and the final cure happens within about 2 to 3 weeks
Projects can be cleaned by lightly wiping with a dampened, lint-free rag
Refer to the chart below that we copied from their official website for the coverage area of Mod Podge so that you purchase the right amount for your project. There's nothing worse than running out of something in the middle.
Here are some pendants that we made using Mod Podge. We used some scrapbook paper and other embellishments and sealed them into the pendant trays.
We used Mod Podge to glue inserts into this Junk Journal. We used a flat brush & really light layers and were able to glue in large spreads & sheets very quickly.
Out of the many uses you can get by using Mod Podge, one of our favorites is to use beautiful napkins to decoupage images onto furniture and frames. We wrote a tutorial, Paper Napkin Ideas For Decoupage Crafts that you would find really interesting!
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This video describes even more finishes to choose from.
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