I have an OBSESSION with Mod Podge.
It’s one of my absolute fav mixed media art supplies, and I buy it by the gallon and use it in 99% of my mixed media projects!
Even though I use it all the time tons of students still ask me if there are artist grade equivalents to Mod Podge that can be used to seal the acrylic layers in their mixed media art journal pages and canvases. And THAT is a GREAT question!! Especially if you are creating art to last the decades or even centuries!
I thought I’d answer with an art supply demonstration of 7 ADDITIONAL sealants and mediums so you can decide for yourself which looks like the best fit for you!
To demo the differences, I created 8 mini canvases using my tried and true mixed media “Hamburger System.” I must confess, I LOVE THEM!!
Here you can see them after I completed the first layer of ink and made them ready for their first layer of sealant!
After my ink layer, I added a few scribbles with my Stabilo All pencil (so I could test how well the sealant reacted with a super watersoluble supply like the Stabilo!), then tested one of the following on each canvas:
Here you can see the full line up! Any products you recognize? Any that you don't? What do you think will work as well as Mod Podge?
Here's the line up of vases after having been tested with each product!
I must confess, I love them!
I'll give you a hint...
One of these mediums TOTALLY surprised me and one I was COMPLETED DISGUSTED by.
Watch the full video to see!
Stay tuned for next week's conclusion to the Hamburger Series!
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Karen, you are absolutely fabulous! You make me feel like I can draw anything. I have recently retired and finally have the time to do some of the art that I have loved since I was in school. I am really at the beginning of my art journey and I hope to learn as much as I can. Thank you for all you do.