How to Photo Transfer With Mod Podge

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How to Photo Transfer With Mod Podge
Apply Mod Podge to your photos with a paint brush. (paint brush 2 image by jimcox40 from

Mod Podge is an ideal material for getting images to stick to the surface of a craft project. It's a substance that's similar to glue, yet it dries clear and hard. Many kinds of items work well with Mod Podge, including your beloved photos, which you can secure to a craft project using a simple technique and the Paper Mod Podge formula. Mod Podge is inexpensive and you can find it at most craft stores.

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Things you need

  • Sandpaper, low grit
  • Rag
  • Paper plate
  • Paint brush

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  1. 1

    Sand the surface onto which you'll apply the photo to create a smooth surface that will help the Mod Podge stick evenly. Use low-grit sandpaper and wipe away any dust with a rag.

  2. 2

    Pour a dollar coin-size amount of Mod Podge onto a paper plate.

  3. 3

    Coat the sanded surface with a thin layer of Paper Mod Podge. Use a paint brush.

  4. 4

    Coat the back of the photo you're transferring with a thin layer of the Mod Podge. Press it to the prepared craft surface before the Mod Podge has a chance to dry.

  5. 5

    Cover the entire surface of the craft, including the photo, with another layer of Paper Mod Podge. Let it dry for about two hours before handling it.

Tips and warnings

  • Open a door or window if fumes from the Mod Podge become too intense.

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