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Friday, 3 July 2015

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOD PODGE

Greetings Everyone!!

HOLA!! I am Isha and I'm super excited to be part of such an Awesome, Fab-oo-lous, and Fan-tab-oo-lous Design Team and Once again Thank you so much Shalini Dii for giving me this opportunity to be part of India's leading Craft Store Crafters Corner and it's family.


Without wasting time let's get started.

Wait a second, go grab a mug of your favorite drink and come back asap..its a long post like really really long ....

I want to congratulate Ms. Shalini Mittal and Crafters Corner Team for bagging the International Distributorship Rights of Plaid Products in India. Yayyy now coming back over to my post, I am here to give reviews on one of the most FANTASTIC product range MOD PODGE. 



In the following post I will be discussing the basics - like what is MOD PODGE all about and what all can be done with MOD PODGE. I know most of us are very much familiar with this product name but for those who are not sit tight and read on.... I am sorry in advance this post is all about basics no fancy techniques here for now but do keep an eye for my upcoming posts i:e 17th June where will be sharing cool projects and fun tips and techniques- DIY Embellishments,

MOD PODGE is loved by crafters all over, including me (ok I am new lover ). It’s like an all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish! It’s great for almost all types of projects and can be used on most surfaces. It is easy to use, non-toxic, and comes in a variety of finishes/formulas. It pretty much allows you to decorate just about any surface imaginable. Sounds amazing right? It works perfect for all your decoupage projects and needs.


My DT Pack.

NOTE - One important thing to remember All Mod Podge formulas are essentially the same in which they can all do three things- gluing, sealing and finishing. The finish or use may be different, but they are all capable of those three things. Don’t forget that.


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(Press the link to review the facts about the formulas-) the entire formula guide is amazingly explained on MOD Podge rock blog- Amy Anderson)

1- CLASSIC MOD PODGE - Broadly classic mod podge have two basic formulas under its head : Gloss and Matte. When Mod Podge was developed initially it was started with these two. The only difference between these two is the effect that results when it’s dry. That’s it.
Gloss – lustrous Finish
Matte – Non-shiny finish.






2Antique Mod Podge: This is for the people who enjoys the beauty of vintage and loves to create antique effect over there project. It takes time and effort to create antique look. Antique Mod Podge allows us to bring this effect of vintage effortlessly just by brushing few strocks of antique mod podge on your projects, when it dries completley it leavs a brown aged looked to your project. This formula comes in a Matte finish.
Result: Matte finish with a brown tint and tdaa you have antique effect on your project 



3-Extreme Glitter Mod PodgeThis formula contains ultra fine and nano glitter and with each stroke of glitter mod podge you end up with super shimmery effect. This mod podge works wonder wen applied to dark surfaces,the glitter really stand out against dark dark surfaces.



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4-Paper Mod Podge:  This is for the people who are creating projects with paper but are on more advance level, It is basically for the people who create keepsakes and want there projects to be well documented. Paper Mod Podge does all that wonders for you. This comes in gloss and matte Finnish and helps the images and papers in keepsakes fresh and protect them from yellowing or loosing it sheen.

These are similar to classic formulas matte and gloss finish, But ideal for scrapbooking and cardmaking,

5-Satin Mod PodgeThis is the same as the two classic formulas, but the finish is more polished. It gives a lustrous, soft appearance between a matte and gloss. This actually works as coat of varnished or polished applied to your projects which helps it make them add extra lustre to your project, smooth in feel and makes to appear less scratches.

6-Mod Podge Super Thick Gloss: As the name says super thick gloss, with this you cannot glue down your projects, its simple purpose is to provide Super Gloss, smooth, epoxy-like finish over your projects. It works as a sealant to your projects, you can gluwork your project with some classic mod podge and then use the Super Gloss over the top. So it gives you a very shiny, clear finish that looks like epoxy.


7- Sheer Colors:  sheer colors are regular mod podge and with this you can work excatly like with classic matte mod podge formula. The only difference with this is they come in colors tinted colors.perfect to paint glass items.
DO KEEP UP WITH US A FULL POST ON SHEER COLORS COMING SOON!!! DO WATCH OUT
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8-Fabric Mod Podge: This formula is for the Fabric lovers. People enjoy decoupage with fabrics too. This formula helps us to prepare fabric for decoupage, you apply thin coat of fabric mod podge and then cut them in pieces to decoupage. The main idea is to prevent the Fabric to become threadbare.



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9- Outdoor Mod Podge: outdoor mod podge helps us protect our projects from moisture and weather. This is recommended for projects which are kept in open. This allows them to stay long in open it basically increases the shelf life of decor pieces which are kept in open.


10-Sparkle Mod Podge: classic formula with added glitters in them. Works excatly same as classic modesign Podge formula but comes with oodles of hologram glitter inside. Works absolutely perfect against dark background.





Now I have adhered all the tags on a plain black CS with Mod Podge Papaer matte
and allowed it dry for 15- 20 minutes. Decked up the corners with basic decoupage with the same formula .
 

I know nothing Fancy but I am focusing on what all we can do these Gorgeous line of Product range - MOD PODGE


Once I am done with pasting part, I have sealed the entire layout with MOD PODGE SUPER THICK GLOSS ( My Fav<3 actually one of them :P ). Look how gorgeous can simple piece of work can turn out into. By the way the best part of using Mod Podge over your projects is - Protects your project from dust and the color of the same doesn't fade away.





SPECIAL FORMULAS


Mod Podge Dimensional Magic : dimensional magic helps create resins,faux epoxy and jewelry pieces. This product adds an epoxy-like finish to jewelry and paper crafts and dries clear. You can apply Dimensional Magic on top of any specific area to add dimension. This formula comes in Clear, Gold Glitter and Silver Glitter. Perfect for making DIY Embellishments



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Mod Podge Photo Transfer MediumYou can use this formula to create perosnalised applique by transfereing any of your favourite photos .This formula works perfect on wood and fabric. Keep in mind this isn’t transparent means doesn't dry clear, so anything you transfer will have a white/opaque background.



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Mod Podge Crackle Medium: crackle medium as the name says crackle... it allows to build cracked effect on your project. Apply the coat of crackle medium on your project, make sure you apply this on some strikingly dark color, because when it dries through cracks the color uses on the base pops- up and add beautiful crackle effect on your project.

Mod Podge Stiffy - Mod Podge Stiffy is a fabric stiffener. You can use this product to create amazing different shapes out of fabric when it completely dries off. 
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Wowwwww.. that was long!! To make it more easy in selecting which formula can work on what surface .. check out the table below ... 







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Oh My God.. Isn't this just amazing with one bottle of Mod Podge you can work on so many different types of surfaces. Here's a BIG THUMBS UP for the versatility of MOD PODGE. Mod Podge is not just meant to decoupage, you can work on scrapbooks, cards, on your DIY  jewelery to Home decor projects, revamp your old pair of canvas shoes to redecorating an Old Furniture, possibilities are endless.

JUST TO REMEMBER- 
There are few to things you have to keep in mind while working with MOD PODGE- 

1- You can work with any flat paint brush of foam brush. I will recommend foam brush!! Coz.. it helps you control the mod podge quantity and gives you an even application all over the surface. You can check out the awesome tool kit from Mod podge

2- Don't forget to wear any old pair of clothes while working with Mod Podge, if dried its doesn't going to come off.

3- Don't for get to clean you brushes, Mod podge washes out easily and you can reuse the brushes over and over again. But if you left the mod podge to dry over them forget it the brushes will toast.

4- Always allow to dry mod podge over night for best results. ( means this need loads of patience.) For Outdoor Modpodge leave it for for two overnight for best results. Drying time can vary depending your location and weather. If there is too much of humidity in the environment the more time mod  podge will take to dry.

I am delighted to recommend MOD PODGE to all the crafters, scrapbookers and card makers to give it a try and I am sure you all will Love the results. I am sorry to disappoint you all for not having projects to share with you but do keep an eye on much more tips and techniques coming soon.

Crafters Corner is proud to present you the entire range of MOD PODGE . Do hop over to see the awesome products from Mod Podge we have in our store. If still not sure about it, I highly recommend you all to buy the awesome starter pack of Mod Podge which have five different kind of formulas into it with 2 oz bottle. A perfect pack for experimenting!!

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Hope I am able to sum up all the basics and important facts about it, If you any query do leave a comment below will be happy to help .The information above is mostly collected from google and rest after experimenting.


                                                               Love & Hugs 
                                                                    Isha 

Supplies Used- 
Distress Inks  
Mod Podge
Martha Stewart Floral Crochet Large punch around the page 
Penny Black - Envision Die.
Penny Black Inspire 



35 comments:

  1. Lovely and detailed post isha .....layout was just wowww a good start looking forward for more.....

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  2. Lovely and detailed post isha .....layout was just wowww a good start looking forward for more.....

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  3. What an informative post Isha! Thank you for sharing all the tips :)

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  4. Extremely detailed and informative post...its certainly a big help to all new users....amazing ...thanks a ton isha for doing this for us .

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    1. Thank you shalini di ...
      For pushing me to do this and all credit goes to you :)

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  5. OMG..never new MOd-podge comes in these many varieties ! Thanks for breaking it down for us,will be very helpful while buying :)

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    1. Thank you so much :) Do go ahead add these to your stash I am sure you will love them

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  6. What an awesome post, Isha. Looks like i can build whole house with it....;) . I never knew there are so many possibilities with it. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Neha dii
      I am sure you will be able too.....

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  7. Wow...truly an amazing informative power packed post Isha...TFS endless possibilities and tips..its indeed a big help for a new user like me..loved it...xx

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    1. Thank you Nupur
      Even I am new user and loved every bit of it can't wait to share more on Mod Podge

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  8. Wow, a superb start with a very detailed information on Modpodge!!! Thanks for introducing!

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  9. What a great informative post Isha...this clears a lot of questions about the new variety of Mod-Podges...Thanks a lot!
    Looking forward to your upcoming posts! :)

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  10. Such an useful post! Thank u so much for sharing different Mod Podge and its use. :)
    Suchi xx

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  11. Absolutely wonderful post isha !!! I never knew all this info about modpodge. My favorite is the antique one..TFS

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    1. Thnak you arjita Di...
      after using it gets difficult to say which one is my fav :P love evry bit of it

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  12. Wonderful post Isha, the vintage one looks interesting !!

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  13. Wow, this is awesome! I never knew that Mod Podge had so many variations and uses! ^_^ Thank you for sharing this in one awesome post Isha! Also congratulations on becoming a part of Crafters Corner Design Team!

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    1. Thank you so much Halak Shah .. I am really glad you liked it :)

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  14. well explained post isha. i recently tried Mod podge to my quilled jewellery. its amazing. thanks shalini. will certainly mention about CC in my post.

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  15. So beautifully written Isha...not only do your hands create magic but love your writing style-- it is very conversational and makes a person feel we are talking to you...way to go !!

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    1. Thank you so much Sonia Ma'am long way to go :)

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  16. Can it be used for sticking my clay petals and leaves?

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    1. Mod Podge is not advisable to stick clay. How ever you can try any light character clay like for example fimo clay ( light weight projects only- with flat surface.) Mod podge can work as an excellent sealant for your projects.

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  17. Can it be used for sticking my clay petals and leaves?

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  18. Hello - We want to stack some craft items we are mod podging. How long before we can stack the mod podged items on each other without them sticking together?

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