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New Mod Podge

Dear Fellow Crafters,

It’s been awhile since we talked about ModPodge but obviously the manufacturer didn’t care ( haha!) The newest member of this super products is drumroll please:

ModPodge has come out with a new formula that is called ModPodge Ultra. As usual, there are two versions Matte and Gloss. This formula is also a spray, that’s right no more paint brushes required!  It’s water-based non-toxic, use indoors and out and is super for glitter. The video will explain everything.

~Sallie

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Mod Podge · Pursuit of Happiness

Making a change

Dear Fellow Crafters,

You have decided to make a change.

You have been following the same path, making the same type of craft all these years and yet…

You could stay in your comfort zone but you feel a pull in another direction.

You need to challenge yourself.

There’s a show on TV called “A Craftsmen Legacy” which features the host learning age-old crafts like needlework, making soap, creating miniatures, leather tooling etc. Taking a “page” from the show, we’re going to get off our safe and usual crafting path and learn new techniques and discover ourselves in the process.

During May we will tackle reverse foil, lattice die cut and flowers, a new die (I have been dying to try- no pun intended!) and new ModPodge.

See you next month!

~Sallie

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Mod Podge wood sliced coasters

Dear Fellow Crafters,

Looking for something that’s fun to do with your children this summer? Or even get a start on those family holiday gifts? This idea came from a Pinterest article using ModPodge and those wood slices everyone seems to be using of late. The list of materials follows:

Kid’s painting or drawing or a colored adult coloring book page

Wood slices

Mod Podge

Foam brush

Craft knife

This is what they will look like:

Step 1. Use a wood slice as a template and trace around it onto the painting or artwork.

Step 2. Brush a layer of ModPodge onto the wood slice.

Step 3. Place the artwork onto the wood slice, smooth out any air bubbles and add another layer of ModPodge.

Step 4. After the ModPodge has dried, add 2-3 more layers, allowing the layers to  thoroughly before adding a new layer.

Happy Crafting,

~Sallie

 

 

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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