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Mod Podge CS11301 8-Ounce, Matte
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237 of 238 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 16-Ounce
I am a paper crafter (not scrapbooker) who uses Mod Podge by the gallon. This stuff can be used for adhesion, sealing, decoupage, and applying dimensional textures to a certain extent. After using Mod Podge for many years, the matte finish in the yellow bottle has become my favorite, although all Mod Podge products are great and come recommended by me. The trick is to know which finish of Mod Podge to use for your needs.

As a paper crafter, I prefer the matte finish because it has the most durable and well textured finish for decoupage and sealing my paper projects. I prefer to use a sponge brush to apply this to my crafts. The glossy and satin formulas can leave sealed projects just ever so slightly tacky to the touch once completely dry. If I use the glossy or satin finish to coat, say, a decoupaged notebook - after letting the finish dry completely I could still stack finished notebooks to store them and they might stick together. So I wouldn't use those formulas for projects that need more durability and protection. (For another example, I'll chose matte when I decoupage a surface of furniture, as it might get a lot of wear and items set upon it each day. But for an art project that will merely hang on the wall I'm more likely to chose the glossy or satin.) The matte finish has preformed the best for my decoupage projects. That said, you can always use a clear acrylic spray finish on top of your mod podge to get rid of any remaining "tackiness" no matter which formula you might use.

The matte finish, obviously, has a dull non-shiny appearance once dry. If you would like a shiny finish, choose the gloss Mod Podge finish in the classic red bottle. Then there is the satin finish in the orange (or purple for hard coat) bottle, which has a slight haze in it's finish and will thus show brush strokes and scratches less often than matte & gloss.

Of course there are also several other Mod Podge products now on the market, as the crafting industry is booming these days and they are broadening their spectrum of products, which is wonderful for us crafters! I recommend any of their formulas, honestly, just research which one best suits your project before purchasing.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 16-Ounce
I grew up in a very crafty household, and my mother used Mod Podge on a lot of her projects.

The classic method for decoupage is to cut out pictures, apply them with glue, then shellac over them carefully building up layers of shellac until the item is smooth to the touch. Mod Podge revolutionized decoupage by making it a lot easier without having to use shellac or thinners to clean your brush.

You use it as the glue, sealer and finishing product, allowing it to dry 20 minutes between layers. It dries water resistant, in fact, some people tint Mod Podge with a bit of acrylic paint or ink, then paint designs on screens in embroidery hoops for screen printing. The Mod Podge acts as a block that is not soluble in the ink.

I like the Matte for a lot of projects. The glossy can be too shiny for a lot of effects, the matte is classy and attractive. Use a foam brush to apply it. I don't work directly out of the jar just in case the item I'm sealing isn't colorfast. That way my jar doesn't get contaminated with color. Instead I pour a little on a scrap piece of paper and work off of that, pouring a bit more as I need it. Using that method, you can use wide foam brushes.

I love Mod Podge!
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2012
Size Name: 16-OunceVerified Purchase
We had 3 puzzles to glue and seal. As we were the first timers with the puzzles, we had no idea what to use. Then, we took the advice from here and this Matt finish Mod Pudge was the winner.

Wow, unless you get really lazy,like I did, pouring the glue, directly onto the puzzle and spread it, it will take about 10 min. or less to cover 500-1000 piece puzzles, then, without waiting further, I applied again another coat. And, I remembered to lift the puzzle to see any glue smeared unto the poster board. It did here and there and I gently roll down the board off the puzzle edges. That helped to separate the hardening puzzles from get stuck to the board. within 20-30min. I could even lift 500 piece puzzle(18x24in)

After only 2-3 hours in the room temperature, it sets beautifully. And, I turned them over and gave a thin coat onto the back. The backside is often uncoated brown paper material, and they dried even faster.

We still have 1/4 out of 16fl oz bottle, using 3 coats each(1 @ 20x27, 2 @ 18x24)

The matt finish really gives it a more of a collection quality look than the glossy would.

(getting the right size brush)__________________
The only thing I would suggest, is the sponge brush size, I bought two brushes of a differnt width. One is too big for the bottle opening. I would suggest getting a brush, smaller than 1.75inch(45mm) or you will have some mess around the bottle while working with it. They are only 30-65 cents. And, I was stingy enough(no, environmentally conscious)to wash it later to save it. And, the glues washes off really nice, leaving no residue.

My verdict is, I am glad to find some quality product, that is very versatile and easy to work with. I will become a new fan of Mod Pudge- except that I am not keen on just an ugly cheap label design from early 70s. The local store priced it at $8.99 plus tax.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2011
Size Name: 16-OunceVerified Purchase
I use Mod Podge on everything! I've been a crafty gal since I was little, and when I discovered Mod Podge it was all over. With every possible finish, the options are endless. I use the Matte finish when I'm doing collages on canvas. It doesn't stand out as much against the paint that way. If I want a finished effect, I'd use the glossy.
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31 of 37 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon June 30, 2009
Size Name: 16-Ounce
What can I say? Mod Podge is the classic crafting glue, and it's easy to see why. It spreads evenly, dries quickly, and has great sticking power. This is very handy stuff to have around, and works for a wide variety of craft projects. It dries clear, so can be used as a sealant as well as glue.
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34 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on December 22, 2011
Size Name: 8 Ounces
I've used Mod Podge for years now, but I just started to use it as a sealant. This stuff is a JOKE as far as a sealant. I've used it on 3 projects, and for the two I still have (the 3rd was a gift), it ruined the projects long after it was dry. Both issues were when it was used over paper, which is purports to be ideal for. The first was when it got wet, months after it was finished, and the Mod Podge became sticky, causing some nearby paper to stick to it and imbed in the surface. While I was able to get the paper off, the permanent ink has never come off. Giving it a second, and last, chance, I used it again on paper, and, several days after the last coat had dried, it developed large bubbles that were opaque in one area, and again became destructively sticky after getting very slightly damp in another area. I will never use Mod Podge for sealing my projects again. As a glue, it's a great help, but keep it UNDER your projects, not on top.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 16-Ounce
I am an avid crafter and absolutely love Mod Podge! The Matte finish comes out clear and is able to give a light gloss to paper projects. I use it for collaging as it also works as a glue. All in all, this is definitely a one in all! Corny but so true!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 15, 2012
Size Name: 16-OunceVerified Purchase
I use matte finish Mod Podge to seal all of my puzzles after they're completed. Nothing beats the finished look and ease of use of Mod Podge!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2013
Size Name: 8 OuncesVerified Purchase
I've never used Mod Podge before, and it works so wonderfully well. I used it to adhere fabric to a quilt shelf, to match a curtain I was using nearby. The fumes are not much worse than white glue, and it dried with no lumps, wrinkles or blemished areas. I got just what I wanted out of it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Size Name: 16-Ounce
First of all, I found this size bottle at Joann Fabrics for $3 less....c'mon Amazon! That said, I love the product itself. I first used it to decoupage an old bookcase that was donated to my daughters 1st grade class for an art project for school auction. After priming and painting it I attached black+white photos of the students next to their drawings on index cards of what they want to be when they grow up. I sprayed the photos and artwork with a clear sealant and let dry completely before applying the Modpodge to keep the ink and marker from smearing. It took about 7 coats as I wanted a strong, durable exterior. It turned out wonderfully! I used a paint brush which I do not recommend unless you want brush marks on the surface - in hindsight, a foam brush would have given me a smoother finish. For my son's class project I took closeup pictures of the students faces, printed them on my printer and sprayed with Krylon crystal clear and let dry. I cut different shaped "petals" out of colorful magazine pages and arranged them around each child's black and white picture as if their face was the center of the flower on different sized plastic flower pots. I applied thin layers of Modpodge so paper wouldn't bubble and curl. I opted for about 6 or 7 coats as pots would be exposed to the elements. This turned out great too! I have decoupaged the frame of a whiteboard with fortune cookie fortunes I collected as an inspiration for my high-schooler with the gloss finish and am about to cover some folding tray tables with pictures from our Hawaiin vacation. I haven't worked with fabric yet but I have all the confidence in the world in Modpodge....which I will purchase inexpensively at my local craft store!
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