Reported by Erin Payne
Mod Podge is well known in the crafting world. It is an all-in-one glue, sealer, and finisher, and now it has an extra bonus of having shimmer and glitter in it!? Hello! Sign me up! You can use Mod Podge on so many surfaces, and it works well, and dries fast and evenly clear. It is non-toxic, and also comes off really easily with soap and water. Nice!
I had picked out the Inca Gold paint, since it matched my papers perfectly. I put some on, but to my surprise it was so sheer, almost see through. Isn’t that a corker? No problem, I had a bottle of white, so I just went ahead and put a coat of that all around the edge of the wood first.
After the Wicker White was done drying, I then painted another coat of the Inca Gold paint over the white. It really looked good, and matched with my papers, so I wanted to use it. It went on great, with a little shimmer to it. Think putting shimmery sparkle over your nail polish base color to add a little flash. Yes! Looks perfect!
Now comes the hard part. Listen up, I admit it. I am kind of nervous to use the Mod Podge.
Okay, so I have one bad thing to say right here. Don’t hate me.
This Mod Podge was sealed up tighter than Alcatraz. It was incredibly hard to rip off the little silver lining. First, I busted one of my nails…gosh dang it! Then, I thought about ripping it off with the edge of my teeth, but I am much too lady like for such behavior, so I took my best pair of Fiskar scissor’s and popped a hole in the darn thing! Such a shame, since I shoved my blade way down in there, and got Mod Podge on the shiny blades! Oh dear, had to run and wash those quick like a bunny.
I dipped in my brush, and started coating the backside of my paper, which I had already cut. It went on nice and smooth, but it did make my paper start to curl a bit. This made me rush, for some reason, so I quickly painted the entire thing, and then flipped it over, and popped it onto the wood.
As I quickly was painting, I was noticing all the pretty flecks of gold in the Mod Podge. It was indeed shimmer Mod Podge.
I quickly busted open this package of handiness to help flatten out my paper before it dried all wonky, and bumpy.
I used the black squeegee tool and smoothed out all the paper. It worked like a charm! Who knew decopaging was so fun and easy? I have to say I am a beginner for sure, and this was pretty simple, considering the hardest part was opening up the bottle.
After I had my first layer of paper smooth, I had to let it dry, so I set it aside for 15-20 minutes. I then cut out some large images from my scrapbooking paper. Really cute little hedgehogs, and some fruit trees.
After my main piece had dried, I painted the shimmer Mod Podge onto my hand cut pieces, and then placed them where I wanted them. I then re-painted the entire surface, giving the whole thing a second coat. Wow! It was really shimmery!
Again I had to let it all dry for another 15-20 minutes. This time I turned on the ceiling fan, to help it dry, and then I grabbed a nice, tall glass of lemonade. I put in 3 ice cubes. This was not included on the instructions, but I had been crafting pretty hard, so I think I deserved it.
I went ahead and started painting each one of them. Yes indeed, glitter is in this stuff too! More chunky, bigger pieces than the shimmer. By now you know me though, the more glitter, the better. So I went ahead, and added a second coat, and really got it all over the letters!
Then I went ahead and painted the little die-cut photo corners as well. I wanted to turn them into a little banner. I put on two coats of the glitter Mod Podge, and then set them aside.
Now I am almost done. I had to go into my husbands tool box, and pull out the big guns. Cross your fingers, and say your prayers, lets hope I don’t staple my fingers to the wood! Eeek!
Phew! I made it! One staple on each side on the back of the wood, and I was super excited to see my creation!
Are you ready!? Check out this Mod Podge happiness!
Is that cute or what? I love how it looks! Super darling, ready to greet friends at the stoop, when they come knocking for a glass of tall, cool, ice-y lemonade!
Just a close up picture here, for you to see some of the small details.
Look at all the glittery goodness! I have loved working on this project, and think that it was really easy for a beginner like me.
- Both the shimmer, and glitter Mod Podge are really affordable, and a little goes a heck of a long way. I have enough left to Mod Podge my way to Canada and back.
- They are very easy to use, and have super simple instructions on the side of the bottle.
- You can use them on all kinds of projects, and surfaces too. I was thinking they would both be super fun to use for Christmas, projects, or even some wedding projects.
- They come in gold and silver.
- Very kid friendly. I would let my kiddos use this- nothing harsh or dangerous about it, and the clean up was a breeze.
- It is really hard to open the silver lining on the top of the bottle.
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