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Glow in the dark

Dear Fellow Crafters,

‘Tis the season for ghosts and goblins… and Mod Podge! I am not an expert with this formula so I bring it to you directly from their website:

ALL ABOUT GLOW IN THE DARK MOD PODGE
October 2, 2016 by Amy

Learn all about the glow in the dark Mod Podge formula! Find out what it is, how to use it, and see some unique projects you can make.With Halloween right around the corner, I think there’s a very important decoupage formula we need to talk about: Glow in the Dark Mod Podge! Have you heard of it?! I’m always surprised to find out that this cool craft product is a mystery to a lot of people. And I’m here to take the mystery out of it. Because all it is my friends? It’s the same as basic Mod Podge – except it glows.

Yes, there’s no difference! You can use it as a glue, sealer, and finish. It was specifically developed to glow for kids’ projects and Halloween (and any other projects you want to use it for), and that’s the only difference. You can use it on the same surfaces and in the same way. You should apply about three – four coats for the best success, as well as charge in the sunlight. It *really* glows if you follow the directions.

Questions About Glow in the Dark Mod Podge
1. How is this formula different from “regular” Mod Podge? It’s not! It’s exactly the same base formula, just with luminescence added.

2. What type of surfaces can I use Mod Podge Glow in the Dark on? This formula can be applied directly onto all types of surfaces such as wood, tin, terra cotta, canvas, paper mache and glass / ceramics. It can be used alone or in combination with scrapbook papers, book pages, and other decoupage papers.

3. How should I apply this formula to my project? Stir Mod Podge glow in the dark gently prior to using.

Applying Mod Podge glow in the dark formula is the same as working with any of the other Mod Podge formulas. It is best brushed smoothly onto your crafting surface using either one of the Mod Podge brushes or a foam applicator.

 

4. How many coats do I need to apply? Mod Podge glow in the dark is best applied to a crafted surface in a minimum of three to four even applications allowing each coat to thoroughly dry before applying the next.

5. How can I make my Mod Podge project glow? The “glow” is best when the crafted surface has been “charged.” To charge your project, place the surface in direct sunlight or a high watt light source for a couple hours.

The more applications of glow in the dark Mod Podge and the longer your project is charged, the longer the glow will last. To recharge the glow, simply place your project in the bright light source again for a couple hours.

5. How should I care for my glowing project? A crafted surface using Mod Podge glow in the dark should be intended for decorative purposes only as it is not dishwasher or washing machine safe. To clean your project, wipe over using a damp soft cloth, do not fully immerse in water.

6. Can I use this formula outdoors? It’s not water-resistant or waterproof. So you would need to use a clear acrylic sealer on top that is made for outdoors.

 

Happy Crafting,

~Sallie

 

 

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Mod Podge Furniture and Holiday Ornament

Dear Fellow Crafters,

The following are 2 tutorials using 2 different finishes of Mod Podge. The first is using Furniture Mod Podge  and the second is Matte.

I wanted to refinish an old table I found at a local flea market. It was just the right size for our hall. I started by collecting my supplies: Furniture Mod Podge, paper, sanding block and a can of polyurethane. The hard part was choosing the paper!

First, I cut the material about 1″ larger than the table top. I wanted to have it hang over the edge. I poured the Furniture Mod Podge into a plastic cup and brushed it on the top of the table. Furniture Mod Podge is super-tough and is made specifically for projects that will be handled. It comes in 3 finishes: satin, gloss and matte. I used matte because it did not really matter. I wanted to put a protective finish on the top which is why I used the polyurethane. I then brushed a layer of the MP onto the bottom of the paper. I put the paper onto the table and smoothed out the automatic wrinkles with the roller. I decided to let the layer dry about 30 minutes.  I applied a second coat of MP and let it dry another 30 minutes. I then took the sanding block and used it on the edges of the table to create a creased edge all around. For good measure, I put 2 more layers on I waited a day and then put the polyurethane on the top of the table. I did this outdoors because of the fumes.

I found this idea on the Mod Podge site and e-bay and decided to give it a try.

Vintage Inspired

Using acrylic ornament shapes, decoupage paper to the back and let dry. Then add paper embellishments to the front with more Mod Podge and craft glue – you can even add painted words with adhesives stencils! Use glue to add the buttons and rhinestones, and baker’s twine to hang.

Happy Crafting,

~Sallie

 

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Glow in the Dark – Mod Podge

Dear Fellow Crafters,

This month we will appropriately talk about using Mod Podge to make Halloween decor. The Glow in the Dark formula is a water-based glue that lives up to its name. It’s best used on light-colored surfaces. For best results use several coats, letting each layer dry about 15-20 minutes before applying another layer. Expose the finished project to a bright light for several hours.  To view a really neat project “Glow in the dark door hangers, check out

~Sallie

http://villicanamomma.blogspot.com/2010/09/glow-in-dark-mod-podge.html

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Mod Podge Extreme Glitter

Dear Fellow Crafter

Mod Podge Glitter

Mod Podge Glitter lets you decorate any craft project in shimmering, iridescent glitter particles. There are several colors available. These include silver, blue, purple and bronze.

An idea for a new home owner is to create a greeting card and a gift. Take a clean mason jar and stencil the house number on the front. Apply Mod Podge Glitter to the number. Tie a skeleton key with twine to the lid.

Mod Podge Glitter Jar
Mod Podge Glitter Jar

Happy Crafting!

~Sallie

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Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Yes, you can use Mod Podge on anything you want to wash but only if you use this formula. It was released in 2014 and the formula promises that you can glue, seal and put in the dishwasher. The finish is glossy. You can use it to add paper or fabric. If you want to use it on glassware, the recommendation is to put it 3/4″ from the top of the glass to keep away from your mouth

. As a matter of fact, I used this product recently. I became interested in mason jars last summer and made mason jar luminaries (see my board  on Pinterest ) for a craft fair. I decided to make a drinking glass for our son for his birthday. He is a huge fan of the New York Yankees  and anything baseball. So the first thing was to gather my materials: navy cardstock, Jolee baseball stickers and some baseball buttons.

I cut the paper strip to fit around the jar and then used Xyron to attach the embellishments. I then checked for placement around the jar and finally spread  the  Mod Podge Dishwasher formula over the entire strip. I used 2 coats, letting it dry between applications. I then used Xyron to attach the baseball bat and ball buttons to a 2″ punched circle (navy) for the lid. I left the jar in  cool place for about 10 days or so until it was dry and no longer sticky.

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Another side
Another side

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Our “D” loved it!

~Sallie

Glass with Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge
Glass with Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge