You know what acts as a great sealant? MOD PODGE. That’s why it’s useful for tutorials like the glitter flats I posted waaay back, the summertime clutch refashion, and even simple, three step artwork like the one posted here. I used it today to really lock in some silver spray paint on a tassel I made from leather cording. You can even use GLOSS Mod Podge (orange-y red label) to put a shine on things.
A couple of things to watch out for—
- Mod Podge is first and foremost a glue of sorts. It’s for decoupaging and gluing, so be careful that while it dries, it’s not touching anything you don’t want it to stick to.
- The difference between Gloss and Matte. Matte is your standard Mod Podge and comes with a yellow label. That means it won’t be shiny, while the orangey-red labeled Gloss will. I use Gloss more often, but a lot of times on re-fashioning projects you’ll want to use Matte- it keeps the brushstrokes from standing out and shining.
How do you use Mod Podge?