Mod Podge Glue & Our New Hobby
Why are we all so obsessed with Mod Podge puzzle glue!? It’s the only glue we recommend for gluing down your precious Journey of Something puzzle. Believe us, the folks at Mod Podge take their glue extremely seriously and as passionate crafters, so do we!
The reason Mod Podge puzzle glue is so, so good (and way better than regular craft glues) is because Mod Podge puzzle glue combines an adhesive with a lacquer. It therefore not only holds your puzzle together, but it provides a protective gloss finish that dries clear every time. It also gives a really even coat.
What’s more, Mod Podge has better sealing properties then normal craft glue. This is because Mod Podge actually has a sealer mixed in. The bonding properties of Mod Podge are undoubtedly better than most craft glues.
So Mod Podge is obviously our jigsaw puzzle glue of choice. But there is so much more you can do with Mod Podge glue apart from glue down your jigsaw puzzles.
Because of its perfect consistency and clear, glossy finish- Mod Podge is the perfect glue for getting your craft on. So, whilst we certainly don’t want to distract you from your jigsaw puzzle, may we suggest another craft activity that we are loving here at Journey of Something!? Well, since no one asked…. It’s Decoupage.
Ok, we know that sounds extremely daggy, and yeah maybe it is. But darn it, Decoupage is fun. Go to your local thrift store, pick up so old magazines and start cutting baby! It is basically collage and collage is cool again isn’t it!? Case in point is our All Around Puzzle by the collage king himself, Maximillian Malone.
We are decoupaging everything at the moment (with Mod Podge of course) and we can’t be stopped. Boxes, bowls, rocks, magnets, furniture = nothing is safe!
So while cool decoupage may sound like an oxymoron, it does exist!
Here are our top tips on how to successfully decoupage with Mod Podge Puzzle Glue:
- Prepare your decoupage surface. Make sure the surface of the item you plan to decorate is clean, dust free and smooth as possible.
- Choose your pictures and cut them out. Try using a Stanley knife as that can be easier with certain types of paper. Try to leave as little white edge around the pictures as possible. If this is unavoidable use a texter with as close matching colour as possible to colour in the white.
- Before you start gluing, arrange the pictures in a position you are happy with. For tiny pictures, use tweezers.
- Now it’s time to start gluing. Glue the pictures in place using Mod Podge. Remember to smooth away any wrinkles and wipe excess glues with a barely damp sponge.
- You need to place a varnish over the top. You can just use another layer of Mod Podge. Remember you might need to do several layers. Always wait until one-layer dries before you apply another.