What is Mod Podge used for you asked? Today we are reviewing one of our favorite craft products. Mod Podge Matte. Mod Podge is a staple in every craft room.
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 it's introduction back in 1967. We trust our most treasured crafty creations to Mod Podge. Mod Podge Matte is just that, a soft matte finish.
Here is a corner of one of our craft studios. Look at all of the beautiful things we made with Mod Podge Matte. The possibilities are endless.
We transferred a favorite design from a piece of paper onto canvas. This piece will be used in our own Junk Journal.
When we spoke to Plaid, we asked them if this product was made from any animals. They replied back "Mod Podge products contain no Animal products and no by-products of animals. Mod Podge products contain no food products and no by-products of food."
Mod Podge® Matte Specifics
♥ Non-toxic formula
♥ Starts out white/opaque and dries clear
♥ Easily cleans up with soap and water
♥ Use as a sealer by applying thin coats over projects
♥ For a textured finish apply a thick coat imitating brush strokes or stipple with a sponge
♥ Use as a glue
♥ Easily sanded to a smooth matte finish
Here, we took an old frame and re-purposed it into a necklace display stand for a craft show. After the paint was dry we sealed with Mod Podge.
A work in progress of a clay bowl. We used Mod Podge to glue the gems into the clay once the clay was dry.
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!
Helpful Tips About Using Mod Podge® Matte
Test inks before applying to make sure they won't smear
Be sure surfaces are clean and dry before applying
Mod Podge Matte 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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