Mod Podge is an amazing decoupage medium which is a glue, sealer and finish all at once. It’s used to attach paper and other various materials to surfaces, even furniture! We used the Matte formula to create an easy Mod Podge MDF tag. However there are quite a few Mod Podge formulas out there — which all glue and seal— but have different finishes. Here’s a few:
Now while the different formulas are resistant to water, they aren’t 100% waterproof, but they’re extremely durable and the Outdoor formula can handle quite a bit of water, and is almost waterproof, just don’t submerge it in a puddle of water for days. You’ll still want to use an acrylic or enamel sealer once your final Mod Podge layer dries just to make sure your beautiful handiwork isn’t ruined.
Applying Mod Podge is easy! Just use a paintbrush or foam sponge brush. We used a large paint brush from Tonic Studios to apply all of our Mod Podge layers to our MDF tag. You might get bubbles and wrinkles, but you can use a brayer to remove them between layers, but practice makes perfect! Dry time varies from 1 hour to 72 hours depending on the formula. It’s preferable that you let your projects air dry once you add that final coat of Mod Podge.
Here’s a tutorial for a shabby chic tag with a little decoupaging with Matte Mod Podge. We loved the Hunkydory foiled paper kit in Papercraft Essentials 169, we simply couldn’t resist a little Mod Podge fun!