So... do-do doo. What do I know?
1) I like it.
2) It's fun.
3) Air bubbles are not the end of the world. I actually don't mind a few bubbles; I mean, lets face it, they happen. Wouldn't that be a great bumper sticker? Air bubbles happen. Anyway, in order to reduce my air bubbles, after smoothing out the entire surface thoroughly, I try to let my first coat (the one that adheres the paper to the object) to dry before finishing with a top coat. I don't know why, but when I wait, it always turns out better.
4) It can be used on/with fabric! I have decoupaged fabric onto wooden letters before, and it was just as easy as using paper.
5) It can be tinted. I have seen an "antique" Mod Podge, but my Hobby Lobby doesn't seem to carry it, so if I want an object to have a worn look, I like to mix a little bit of tan craft paint into the Mod Podge. It ends up looking old and weathered. I have also tinted it with a brighter color (like pink!) which creates a sort of wash over the object.
6) It's sticky.
7) Elmer's glue (even in a pinch) cannot be used as a substitute for Mod Podge. Remember my clipboards? Well, I Mod Podged the paper to the boards, but did not do a top coat. Once I got to church, I noticed that my sticker letters started pulling up, so I thought, "Why not use a little glue on top, just like I would with Mod Podge?" (forgive me for not carrying my Mod Podge in my purse). The results were quite hideous and splotchy. I will only use Mod Podge for sealing from now on.
8) It creates a nice hard finish. I especially like that with my most recent craft, the notebooks. Once the top coat dried, I had a really durable surface, so my notebook shouldn't get torn up in my purse.
Wow! 8 things! I'm like the authority on Mod Podge.
I have had a lot of fun doing my decoupage projects and would love to see yours! Leave a comment with a link to your decoupage projects so we can all learn from each other.