Reported by Jen Geigley
Everyone has heard of (and most likely used) Mod Podge by Plaid. But have you ever tried their decoupage tools? I chose four different projects to test out a Mod Podge brush set (which included a #8 flat brush, textile brush, glue brush and foam spouncer) and a professional decoupage tool set (which included a rubber brayer and squeegee).
Along with these tool sets, I used two kinds of Mod Podge: Gloss and Matte.
and applied a generous amount of Mod Podge onto my pot using the large brush from the tool set.
The fabric adhered very smoothly and nicely on my first try, and the air bubbles and creases were easily smoothed out with the rubber brayer.
I cut notches in the fabric overlapping the top of my pot…
I folded the fabric on the bottom until it was as flat and smooth as possible and then sealed it using the brush.
And finally, painted a coat of Matte Mod Podge over the entire fabric-covered pot to give it a stronger finish.
In no time, my project was dry and ready to go! And it turned out super cute!
I painted the inner and outer edges using Plaid’s FolkArt acrylic paint and the #8 flat brush from the tool set.
This paint goes on super smooth and dries fast!
Last, but not least, I wanted to use some fabric, paint and trim to cover a boring cork board. I started by painting the frame with two coats of Plaid’s FolkArt acrylic paint. After the paint dried, I sealed it with two coats of Gloss Mod Podge.
Again, the squeegee came in handy to press the fabric into the corners and edges.
After the fabric had been stretched and stuck down to the whole board, I went over the entire surface again with the brayer.
After the fabric had dried, I used a hot glue gun to apply some twill tape to hide the fabric edges along the frame.
- The variety of shapes/sizes of brushes included in the tool set was great for both painting and applying Mod Podge
- Brushes washed clean
- The brayer and squeegee are the perfect tools to use in any Mod Podge project and I can see myself using them on lots of projects in the future
- The roller on the rubber brayer did get sticky after a couple of uses (even after washing) and I couldn’t quite get all of the Mod Podge off of it
- Not sure I’d buy a whole set of brushes solely for Mod Podge purposes (since regular sponge brush applicators are so cheap) but the brushes worked great for painting as well as Mod Podging
Both Mod Podge tool sets are available for purchase at Wal-Mart, Michaels, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts, Hobby Lobby and most other craft stores.
$4.95 per kit
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