Learn How to Mod Podge for Beginners

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If you’ve never decoupaged before or just have some questions, use this resource to learn how to Mod Podge. Includes FAQs, videos, how-tos and more!

About Mod Podge

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Is Mod Podge really Elmer’s glue?

No. MP can glue things down, but it is also a sealer and a finish. It has “special” ingredients that school/craft glue doesn’t have.

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Can I use Mod Podge with paint?

Absolutely – well mostly. You can use it with acrylic paint, and I highly recommend FolkArt Acrylic Paint as my brand of choice.

How to Use Mod Podge

Materials Project surface Mod Podge Scrapbook paper or fabric Acrylic paint Paintbrushes Scissors

1. Prepare your surface for decoupage by cleaning and/or sanding it. At this time, basecoat your surface with acrylic paint if you desire. 2. Pick your Mod Podge formula. 3. Prepare your items to be Mod Podged - either scrapbook paper, fabric, tissue paper, etc.


Good luck Mod Podging! You are, without a doubt, going to love it. And let me know if you have any more questions!!