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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 What Media Works With Mod Podge

In papercrafts, we use a lot of Mod Podge and other decoupage media. That was the original use for Mod Podge. In modern paper crafts, we use ModPodge in dozens of other ways, 

Think of using it with napkins, in art journals, in junk journals and even on greeting cards and scrapbook pages.

But some media like markers, inks and pastels may smear under and over the Mod Podge. So today we are here to give you a breakdown of what will work and what will not work. That way, you will know ahead of time, so you do not waste time and money.

There are times that we may consider using other media with this amazing tool. Here is your guide to what will work, and what won't with Mod Podge

Mod Podge Formulas For Paper Crafts

  • Antique: creates a vintage, aged look without having to wait for ages.
  • Brushstroke: for a hand-painted look without the hand-painted price..
  • Extreme and Regular Glitter: for the glitter lovers.
  • Fabric: to avoid fraying while preparing and using fabric.. 
  • Paper Mod Podge: this formulation is specifically for scrapbookers who want archival quality glues.

Pencils And Pens

While, you may not often decoupage over pencils and pens, there may be times when you want to preserve a piece of writing or journaling. 

What Works

  • Ballpoint Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Chalk Pencils
  • Gel Pens
  • Lead Pencils
  • Montana Acrylic Paint Pen
  • Faber-Castell Artist Pens

Art Mediums

  • Crayola Crayons
  • Sakura Cray-Pas oil pastels


  • Momento Lux Ink Pad
  • Ranger Archival Ink
  • Stazon Ink Pad
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink


  • Copic Markers
  • Liquitex Paint Markers
  • Prismacolor Premier Markers
  • Sharpie Regular Markers
  • Sharpie Oil Based Markers
  • Rust-o-leum stain marker


We often use fabric on our journal covers. And of course, Mod Podge will work on your covers. Here are some of my favorite tips for using it on fabrics:
  • If your project calls for large pieces of fabric, you might wish to iron the fabric first.
  • Wash and dry the fabric. 
  • Next, brush on a heavy coat of Fabric Mod Podge. 
  • After the fabric has dried thoroughly, cut it to size. 
  • Use the Mod Podge specifically made for fabric

These are the products that actually work with Mod Podge when the decoupage media is over them. While this is a list from testing that was done, you may want to test the media that you are planning to use with the Mod Podge.

We hope this information is helpful to you now and in the future.

Till next time, Happy Crafting!


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