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Mod Podge Decoupage Glue Finishes and Formulas

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Mod Podge

Since 1967 Mod Podge has been a staple for crafters everywhere. Mod Podge is an all-in-one, glue, sealer, and finish for long-lasting durability for all your projects. This innovative, retro brand has been loved by crafters for ages for its flexibility and versatility. Mod Podge dries clear and quickly.

This handy decoupage glue comes in a variety of finishes such as gloss, matte, glitter, satin, outdoor, dishwasher safe, and more! Also, enjoy Mod Podge Ultra, a multipurpose sealant glue in spray form. The Mod Podge brand also features a collection of versatile decoupage tools and accessories to make decoupaging easy! Let your creativity come alive with the limitless possibilities of the original Mod Podge.

How To Use Mod Podge

Mod Podge Decoupage Products

Mod Podge Decoupage Formulas

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Mod Podge is the all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish of choice for decoupage and everyday crafting.

Mod Podge Decoupage Tools

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Mod Podge decoupage tools are specially designed for the decoupager.

Mod Podge Specialty Formulas

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Use Mod Podge specialty formulas to take your decoupage project to another level.

Mod Podge Ultra

The same power of Mod Podge, only in a convenient spray bottle.

Mod Podge Photo Transfer

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Create personalized gifts with your own photos using transfer mediums or the heat transfer tool.

Mod Podge Resin

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Simply mix an equal 1:1 ratio of each formula to create limitless handmade possibilities with resin.

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Mod Podge ® Gloss, Gallon - CS11204

Mod Podge Gloss Gallon

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 64 oz. - CS15091

Mod Podge Gloss 64 oz.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 64 oz. - CS15092

Mod Podge Matte 64 oz.

Mod Podge ® Resin - 16 oz. - 25264

Mod Podge Resin, 16 oz.

Apple Barrel ® Multi-Surface Paint Set -  Paints and Mod Podge, 21 pc. - PROMOABMPO22

Apple Barrel Multi-Surface & Mod Podge Set, 21 pc.

Mod Podge ® Dishwasher Safe Gloss, 32 oz. - CS44789

Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Gloss 32 oz.

Mod Podge ® Photo Transfer Tool Set, 3 pc. - 44801

Mod Podge Photo Transfer Tool Set

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 32 oz. - CS11203

Mod Podge Gloss 32 oz.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 32 oz. - CS11303

Mod Podge Matte 32 oz.


Mod Podge Project Ideas

Mod Podge Pumpkin Wagon
Mod Podge Pumpkin Wagon
Upcycled Tide Pod Autumn Forest Pumpkin
Upcycled Tide Pod Autumn Forest Pumpkin
Mod Podge Napkin Pumpkins
Mod Podge Napkin Pumpkins

Mod Podge How-To Articles

10 Fun and Fabulous Halloween Decoupage Project Ideas

Are you looking for decoupage project ideas for Halloween? Get out your Mod Podge and start crafting the 10 decoupage projects in this free eBook.

10 Fun and Fabulous Summer Decoupage Project Ideas

Are you looking for decoupage project ideas for summer? Get out your Mod Podge and start crafting the 10 decoupage projects in this free eBook.

4 Ways to Cut Out Designs for Decoupage Projects

Read this quick how-to article on how to cut out designs for decoupage projects!

Meet the Mod Podge Family!

Learn about all the different formulas of Mod Podge!

Learn about all the different formulas of Mod Podge!

Mod Podge Formula Guide

Mod Podge Formula Guide

Consult the Mod Podge Formula Guide to find the perfect Mod Podge formula for your next project.

Mod Podge Blog Posts

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Get to Know Mod Podge!

Learn more about the formulas in the Mod Podge brand.
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Mod Podge FAQ

Decorated candles using Mod Podge ® or Royal Coat ® Decoupage Finish are meant for decorative purposes and not for illumination. Many of the decorations would catch fire and be hazardous if the candle were burned. However, if you are using a wide pillar candle and the decorations do not go to the top of the candle, it can be burned down slightly to create a well, then a votive candle inserted into the well. A new votive candle can be inserted when the old one is finished. Use extreme caution and good judgment when burning candles that have been decorated.
This is called decoupaging in reverse. To decoupage in reverse, please refer to 33302 Botanical Birds. To create the look of these plates, simply apply the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice to the backside of the glass plate after it is properly prepared.
Then apply the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice to the front side of the bird paper cut-out and apply the image to the backside of the plate. Continue with the standard decoupage procedure applying the Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Finish of your choice and allowing proper drying times between applications. Complete the look of the reverse decoupage by painting an opaque application of paint over the entire backside of the plate. Allow to cure for 21 days prior to use.
First check to see if the napkin is 2 ply. If so, separate and lay aside. Brush Mod Podge directly on the your surface. Carefully place the printed napkin on the surface and lightly blot down with a dampened sponge. Start blotting in the center and work to the edge. Once it is in place, let dry. After about 30 minutes lightly apply a top coat of Mod Podge.
  1. Apply a coat of Mod Podge® to the inside of the form and allow to dry slightly. Place the Napkin design where desired and gently rub it flat with your thumb.
  2. Cover the image with a second very thin coat of Mod Podge®, beginning in the center and brushing out. Allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Add special sponging or spouncing effects, as desired, around the design and let dry.
  4. Paint the whole inside with a light color of FolkArt® Acrylic Colors. If you want to use a darker color inside, first paint around the Napkin design with a light color, let dry and then add the darker color.
  1. Cut the design out of the Napkin and separate the layers.; you want to use only the top layer of the Napkin.

  2. Using the Glue Brush, apply a coat of Mod Podge® Gloss, Matte or Sparkle Finish to the surface area where the Napkin will be applied. Let dry slightly – until it’s slightly sticky – then place the Napkin on the surface and press it down gently with your fingertips. The Napkin should not become wet. (If it does, you applied too much Mod Podge; apply a lighter coat next time.) Let dry.

  3. To finish, apply a second coat of Mod Podge® and apply it beginning in the middle and gently brushing out to the edges.

  4. Alternately, you may apply Mod Podge® to the area and let it dry completely (to speed up drying, you may use a hairdryer set on low). Then place the Napkin onto the surface in the desired position. Cover the Napkin with a piece of parchment paper and iron (on the cotton setting) to adhere the Napkin to the surface. Allow the parchment paper to cool and then remove. The Mod Podge® will melt and adhere the image to the surface. The advantage of this technique is that you can move the image until you iron it down. Also, the Napkin will not tear or show bubbles, and it will be completely flat like the surface it is on. Again, finish with a coat of Mod Podge® on top.

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