Is there a difference between Mod Podge and decoupage?
Decoupage crafts are a very specific form of crafting that dates back centuries! In its broadest meaning, the art of decoupage is essentially the art of decorating an object with cut outs. Mod Podge is one of many available decoupage glues, each with a different consistency and finish.
What is Deco podge used for?
Mod Podge can be used as a glue to adhere fabric, paper and other porous materials to nearly any surface. It holds tight and dries clear. It can be used as a sealer that protects acrylic paint, decoupage, stain, fabrics and much more.
Is there waterproof decoupage?
The short answer is, use Varnish to seal your Decoupage Project to make it waterproof. Simply glue your paper to the surface and then add either Decoupage glue or Mod Podge on top of it, as you would normally do to make Decoupage. After everything is dry simply add a Sealer to your decoupage to make it Waterproof.
Can you use regular paper for decoupage?
You can use pretty much any kind of paper, that you want. You can use Magazine Paper, Newspaper, Wrapping paper, Wallpaper, Paper Napkins, playing cards, crafting paper and even fabric. As long, as the Decoupage glue, that you are using, can glue it to the surface of your project, then you can use it for Decoupage.
Can you decoupage on canvas?
Decoupage on Canvas Start with the base piece and Mod Podge it to the canvas. Put a medium layer of Mod Podge on the canvas, smooth your shape down and then let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Should I seal my acrylic painting?
It is essential that you varnish your completed acrylic paintings. The varnish will protect the painting from dust, UV rays and yellowing. The varnish will inevitably cause a glare if light is flashed upon it, making it difficult to photograph. I always photograph and/or scan my paintings before varnishing.
Is there anything better than Mod Podge?
If you just can’t find Mod Podge where you live, look for PVA glue. It’s about the closest you can get. Frequently craft and art stores have PVA glue, but you may have to call around.
How do you protect decoupage?
To preserve the job, particularly if you expect the object to get wet, it’s wise to seal it using either varnish or polyurethane. Before you do so, gently buff the decoupaged surface with steel wool, then clean it with a damp cloth. Once it has dried, proceed to apply the sealer.
What paper can you use for decoupage?
You can use almost any paper or light fabric material to cover your surface. Wrapping or origami papers are great because they’re decorative and a good weight. Other types of material for decoupage include: Wallpaper.
How do I get a smooth finish on decoupage?
So how do I get a smooth finish on Decoupage? You can get a smooth finish on your Decoupage by either using a sponge brush to carefully apply your Sealant or you can use a very fine Sandpaper and wet sand the surface of your Sealant after it has dried to make the finish extremely smooth.