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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Mod Podge, Schmod Podge

So I've been seeing this Mod Podge stuff everywhere. It's like the new black, or I just haven't been around you crafters long enough to know the deal!

So I had to, of course, GOOGLE this supposedly godly treasure that everyone keeps using and blogging about!

So here is what I found, courtesy of http://www.plaidonline.com/apmp.asp#ModPodgeBrands:

History of Mod Podge

The inventor of Mod Podge, Jan Wetstone, first developed Mod Podge in the 1960s in her garage. The name of this now-famous mixture came from the term "Modern Decoupage." She tested it on all kinds of surfaces; she even decoupaged a Volkswagen Beetle using bed sheets!

Over the years, Mod Podge has grown to become a favorite of crafters everywhere, including Martha Stewart, Rosie O'Donnell and Creative Juice television show co-hosts, Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenze.

Types of Mod Podge

Classic Mod Podge - The original Mod Podge formula that’s a glue, sealer and finish all in one! Use this crafting favorite to decoupage almost anything on wood, glass, terra cotta, metal, canvas and more, then seal with a top coat of Mod Podge. Projects dry to a protective matte or gloss finish. Available in multiple sizes to suit any project including a gallon bottle for group projects or classes.
Satin Finish Mod Podge - The same great performance and versatility of original Mod Podge in a Satin finish. Projects dry to a soft-to-the-touch finish with a subtle sheen. Perfect for home décor projects such as picture frames, wall or door plaques, decorative boxes and more. Available April 2007.
Brushstroke Mod Podge - Enhance projects with a textured finish! New Brushstroke Mod Podge is a top coat finish with a highly visible, dimensional texture. Simply apply over posters, prints or to decoupaged canvas projects for an artistic look that’s an affordable alternative to genuine painted wall art. Available in matte or gloss. Available April 2007.

Fabric Mod Podge - Embellish wearables, linens and home décor like never before! Decoupage with Fabric Mod Podge! Specially formulated to adhere fabric to fabric or paper to fabric, Fabric Mod Podge expands your creative projects to include a variety of textile surfaces. Customize a denim jacket or jazz up a ready-made pillow or tablecloth in minutes-- you’ll have made something truly unique.

Paper Mod Podge - An acid-free formula that is friendly to paper crafting! Paper Mod Podge is perfect to use when decoupaging paper-to-paper and to keep photographs and papers from yellowing.Extend the life of your memory, cardmaking, scrapbooking and altered art projects with Paper Mod Podge.

Outdoor Mod Podge - Protect your projects from moisture and other outdoor elements with Outdoor Mod Podge. This specially formulated Mod Podge provides a water-resistant finish so projects stay as beautiful as the day you made them. Use on wood, tin, terra cotta, slate and more. Perfect for creating decorative accessories for your door, front porch or patio.

Sparkle Mod Podge - Add glitz and glimmer to any decoupage project with Sparkle Mod Podge. This formula has the all-purpose performance of original Mod Podge with the added bonus of sparkle. A fun and festive touch to jewelry, fashion accessory or holiday projects.

Puzzle Saver Mod Podge - Preserve a favorite puzzle with Mod Podge Puzzle Saver™. Fun and easy to use, this formula secures your puzzle pieces together and provides a protective topcoat. A great way to use completed puzzles for wall art or other decorative uses.

Mod Podge Glitter -Mod Podge Glitter offers the same great Mod Podge formula with a glitter finish! Metallic sheen show up great on dark surfaces.

Glow-in-the-Dark Mod Podge - Create fun, glowing crafts for a child’s room, Halloween, science fair projects and other imaginative creations! Glow-in-the dark pigments add a glow effect to your favorite decoupage surface- works well on wood, foam, paper mache and other surfaces.


OMG, is that it? Are there not any more types of this Mod Podge stuff?

I mean seriously, if I was confused before about this stuff before, now I'm just totally lost about which one I need. Who would have thunk there would be so many different kinds. OH MY!!

SO WHICH ONE DO I BUY? What Mod Podge do you always have on hand? Isn't this a little bit crazy and totally cool all at the same time?

So I stole this picture from my Blogger Buddy, who actually inspired me to write this post, MIMI over at 4 Living In France.

She MADE THIS with her Mod Podge!! Oh yes she did, see, here is proof and everything!!!


I'm so going to get me some of this Mod Podge. Crafter buddies look out, I'm on a mission to make crafts as grand as MIMI's! I really don't think I can get grander then hers though!

WHAT HAVE YOU MOD PODGED LATELY? SO LINK UP and I Challenge you to visit 3 blogs above your name. If you are 1 thru 3 to link up, come back and visit 3 blogs!

**If you don't Mod Podge it's totally ok, then just link up with any of your favorite crafts**

**Feel free to send me any tutorials. UMM Yeah cause I'm not that crafty to figure out, once I buy this stuff, how to actually use it!!**

So MIMI said - Don't be scared to use, it's fool proof, anyone can use it!

So don't be afraid to try it people!

Happy Mod Podging!!


Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Good morning Lisa!
Glad I'm the first to comment.
I can't make any crafts. I think i'm not good on that.

Plus: I smelled the coffee! :)

JennyMac said...

I have used Modge Podge back in the day. I still have some downstairs. Your crafty ideas are inspiring me to do something very fun for my little man and the munchkins in his class.

Trac~ said...

Happy Saturday, Lisa! LOVE LOVE LOVE your new background - it's AWESOME! :o) Did someone make the header for you? If not, then give me details on HOW to make mine as COOL as yours! Hope you have a wonderful Saturday and thanks for the info on Modge Podge - that is SO COOL! Sad to say that I have NEVER EVER tried it - hmmm... may have to now - especially love the craft idea you're about to steal from your buddy - that is TOO COOL! Big hugs! Trac~ ;o)

Emmy said...

I had no idea there were that many types of modge podge either! Crazy. There is a site I visit that has a monthly modge podge craft as she is crazy about the stuff too... have to let you know the link when my brain is more awake :)

MiMi said...

What's funny is that I JUST found the Mod Podge...and now I love it!
I had no clue that there were that many kinds out there. I know Xazmin from This Is The Year loves sparkles and loves MP, so I wonder if she knows there is a sparkle Mod Podge?! I have to share with her. : ) Thanks for the shout out, you rock!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I used it for the first time. My post is up, but it was an accident, and wasn't supposed to be up until day 6, but for some reason published!! So, I linked up. And if anyone wants to see it, they have to go to my blog!

shortmama said...

I have never used it but after seeing so many projects lately I definitely will be getting some soon

Evonne said...

I've always been afraid to use this stuff! I didn't realize there were so many kids either, so now I'm really afraid.

When you get a chance, stop by - I have something for you.

Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

I did this also but I did not know that there was such different kinds of Mod Podge.
Have a great weekend.

Joy said...

I've got several different kinds of Mod Podge but I haven't used it in awhile. I should probably pass them on to someone who will use them!

p.s. Thanks for stopping by my blog when I was SITS featured blogger!

Unknown Mami said...

I never knew what it was, now I want some! Think of all the things I could do with it!

Lisa Anne said...

Even if you don't Mod Podge, link up all your favorite crafts!!

yonca said...

I have never used it but now I want to now :)
Thanks Lisa!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am mad for modge. Just get the classic old fashioned podge to begin with.

The cookbook pages were created by Jill. I linked to her blog so you can write her for more info.

Happy podging.

kyslp said...

I have used Mod Podge before but just the regular stuff. And maybe the glitter. I didn't know there were that many kinds.

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

Yes modge podge is amazing stuff and great for craft projects with kids we use it all the time. i have even found a blog dedicated to modge podge crafts i will have to find it and pass it on. but thanks for the info I didn't know even half of this stuff lol

Frugal Vicki said...

I hodge podged modged whatever it is our little piggie. I love that stuff. I am slowly getting one of each to keep on hand.and btw. Award for you on my site. and btw #2, when is boo poo? I need to mark it!

Frugal Vicki said...

okay, I am not done yet, left you two total awards, be sure to find them both MWAH!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Hi Lisa! Love the projects. Very cute! I couldn't get the McLinky to work, but maybe it's me?? :D

Connie K said...

Lisa this is so cute !! i love anything Halloween !!! and i've never used modge podge but it looks fun and i love being crafty !!migght have to try !!

Lisa Anne said...

I think my Mr Linky, Link broke it's not working. I have no idea. Just type in the URL of your project through the comments. Grrrr!!

Lisa Anne said...

It's working I had to pay $5 to host more than one Linky at a time. Well worth it though!!

So link up!

The818 said...

This cracked me up. Why on earth are there so many kinds!?

thatdesigngal said...

You know, I just discovered this too! It's fantastic! I did a couple of gift bags with it. Haven't posted them yet, but I am a fan!