Craft Product Review: Mod Podge Shimmer


Ok, so yesterday you read my love-note to Mod Podge. But did you know that Mod Podge comes in other formulations?? Well, it does, and today we’re going to talk about Mod Podge Shimmer!  It come in both GOLD and SILVER, and will really transform how you look at good-old MP!

First, let’s talk about the way MP Shimmer is the same:

  • It’s a glue, a finish, and a sealer
  • It has a mild, distinctive odor.
  • Has a tendency to show brushmarks. (Use a sponge-type brush to help this.)
  • Has the viscosity of honey.
  • Can be tacky to the touch when it dries. (But a quick coat of clear acrylic spray remedies this.)
  • Non-toxic, safe for the kids.
  • Works on any porous surface- paper, wood, cardboard, chipboard, fabric, cork, and more!
  • Starts off opaque, but dries clear.

So why do you need MP Shimmer? Because it has just the right amount of shimmer and shine, without being overly noticible or glitzy. (There’s a different Mod Podge for that!) Take a look at my swatch video to see what I’m talking about:

See? Shimmer. LOVE IT! So….how would you use it? Well, I’ve got a few ideas…

Silver Mod Podge Shimmer on a faux pumpkin...

I added Mod Podge Gold Shimmer just on the "R" to help it pop.

You can also use Mod Podge Shimmer as an accent paint. After coating these Dover images with Matte Mod Podge to seal, I added Gold Shimmer as a paint, just to make some of the accents stand out.

Gold shimmer on the pumpkin, candle flame and hair- silver on her blue dress.

For more about the full Mod Podge line and it’s history, visit PlaidOnline. I also have to give a shout-out to one of my blog heroes:  Amy of   ModPodgeRocks fame…she’s always got great projects up! And she’s generous, too! She’s sponsoring a GIVEAWAY!

Just leave a comment on this post telling us what you would use MP Shimmer on,  and we’ll draw a lucky winner to receive some Shimmer Mod Podge to play with! We’ll draw a name on Monday, 10/18/10. (And here’s a little insider tip- we’re giving Mod Podge goodies away all week!!! Come back every day for a chance to win!)

Thanks for reading, but this giveaway is CLOSED. Please read HERE for the winners!

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  1. says

    Great post. I just picked some gold up this past weekend, hoping to put a bit of glimmer on some dried gourds for a fall display. I’ve been playing with the silver on a photo transfer on canvas that won’t quite come around to what I want, LOL.

  2. Vicki P says

    I have been looking for something to use on my craft projects like bookmarks, tins and maybe my shrinky dink charms to give them that extra oomph! Now I know what to use! Thank you so much. Off to look for my Michaels coupon …

  3. Renee J. says

    Thanks so much for sharing! I love things that Shimmer! ‘So neat to know that Mod Podge shimmers, too!

  4. Susan Spiers says

    I have tried the shimmer! One of a group of samplers I purchased. I used it to seal an Ornament I made for a friend. Luv it!

  5. Mina says

    I haven’t tried the shimmer MP yet, but it seems perfect for creating lovely shimmering Christmas ornaments! Maybe some shimmer-coated paper maché stars…

  6. Carla says

    Ugh! I was just looking for some Mod Podge Shimmer at my local JoAnn’s the other day and couldn’t find it. I wanted it for my “BOO” sign I just made for Halloween.

  7. Cindy d says

    Intriguing! First I’d shimmer up some flower pots and add some sparkle to my herb garden. I’ve been wanting to make some holiday trivets… now I’m imagining ‘shimmering’ those too!

  8. Patrice says

    Ooh, nice! I’m currently in the process of crafting Christmas ornaments so, wow, wouldn’t this Shimmer Mod Podge be fun to use on those?

  9. says

    With the holidays coming up, a little shimmering MP is just the thing.

    I go through gallons of the plain stuff – I’m surprised I don’t have this already.

  10. susie carranza says

    use the regular mod podge all the time – haven’t tried the shimmer yet. i can see using it on lots of my work – magnets, jewelry, notecards, canvas work – the possibilities are endless…

  11. says

    I make Gourd Art and would definitely give the shimmer a workout on some gourds!! I bet it is just the thing I need for a little extra bling and shimmer.

    Hugs XX

  12. Dana says

    I would use the shimmer MP to start making Christmas decorations! It would be great on ornaments!

  13. says

    I modpodged my initial to a plate one time–it turned out pretty cool. I’m thinking I might could use the Mod Podge Shimmer to do the same to a Christmas plate.

  14. says

    Well, I thought I was going to be original and say Christmas ornaments but I read through the posts and saw that that’s actually quite popular! So even though I would use it for that, I have a Halloween sign that says Beware that I think could really use some of the silver shimmer! I’ve never used the shimmer but like most other people, I go through tons of the regular. Hope I win!!!

  15. Kathy says

    I would use it to paint accents on decoupaged images and such. It looks like it would be fun to play with.

  16. says

    OOOOO! The gold would be so pretty for fall decorations! And the silver for Christmas! I would probably try it on anything I get my hands on!

  17. says

    I love modge podge! Lately I’ve been making monogrammed letters with paint and then a layer of decorative paper modge podged to the top. I would love the shimmer this new podge would give.

  18. Kari V. says

    Ok, I didn’t even know this shimmer Mod Podge existed! Wow…I think this could make for some fun crafting!

  19. Lori m says

    This would be perfect for holiday angel decorations, ornaments and gosh even I would look good with a little shimmer. :)

  20. says

    I just found your blog. Sigh. I LOVE MOD PODGE. No lie, and I had no idea it came in shimmer! I would use it on all kinds of things! I was thinking about mod podging more fabric on another pair of shoes (I’ve already done it once) and I could see the shimmer being really fun with that.

  21. carolee says

    Beside Christmas decor, it would be great to add some shinner to Thanksgiving center pieces!

  22. Crystal says

    I love those! Anything sprarkly makes me happy! And Modge Podge is my new love! I would love the silver for christmas ornaments!

  23. Lindy says

    I haven’t tried MP Shimmer yet….but with the holidays coming I’m off to the store to get me some. TFS.

  24. says

    Hmmm what would I use the MP Shimmer on? It’s probably best to list what I wouldn’t use it on…like, for example, the cat. Weelll, no guarantees – but I would try to contain myself. TRY. xx

  25. kara says

    This stuff ROCKS! The places you can use the Shimmer are endless. I would start on some canvas paintings I am working on.

  26. Angela says

    I haven’t used this product yet, but I can see toms of possibilities – Christmas ornaments & decorations, wedding decorations, card making, all kinds of things. Thanks for the review. I know what I’ll be getting on my next craft store trip. :)

  27. Kristi says

    I would use it on small pieces for the jewelry I make my nieces, and lots of other ideas.

  28. Karen Lopez says

    I have placed an order and cannot wait to get it, I think I will be doing anything and everything including an old table for my daughters room. I cannot wait to see how it comes out!!
    Thanks for the great info..

  29. says

    I would love to have Mod Podge Shimmer to use on some Christmas ornaments that could use a little shine. And I’m SURE I could think of other ways to use it!

  30. Betsy J says

    AHHHHHH. My local stores don’t carry the shimmer type! I suppose I’ll take it, you know, if no one else wants it…:)

  31. Amanda says

    I am working on an album for my mom for her birthday and shimmer would work great on several pages. Great giveaway.

  32. Amber F. says

    I would use this for Christmas ornaments. I have a couple different ideas planned that I was planning to use regular Mod Podge for but this would be even better!

  33. Cath says

    This seems like just the thing for cards, not too over the top, but enough to add a little zing to a card.

  34. batgrl says

    I’d use the shimmer on some paper mache constructions I’m making as wall hangings – I really like the idea of using it over something painted black!

  35. says

    I have way too many ideas for this! So I will say … something with paper, house decorations, and ????? Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Erika Seever says

    This is awesome!! I would use this on cards and a few other crafty projects I have planned. THANKS for the chance

  37. Linh C says

    Now why didn’t I think to use MP shimmer as “paint” to add oomph to older scrapbook supplies. You know, the ones before the shimmery and glittery and dimensional stickers and papers? Those new papers are expensive, so I think getting the MP shimmer and applying it to supplies I already have will be very cost efficient! :)

  38. says

    I already use the clear shimmer with some magic wands that I make and sell. It gives them a nice bit of pizazz!

  39. says

    I would love to win this to craft with my niece. She’s only 6, and I’m slowly introducing her to the joys of crafting!

    I would use the “smerkley” (her 4 year word for sparkly things) Mod Podge to create crafts with and for her.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  40. Kim Kiehl says

    Have you checked out the diy dish? They have some great ideas with photos on stone tiles that I have been wanting to try.

  41. Elaine C. says

    Love the special touches this added to your projects. I am really into the initials & numbers now and I’d use mine to accent those for my photo wall. Come to think of it these would be great on some picture frames too. Thanks for the detailed review.

  42. Estee says

    I’d love to do some wall art for my niece’s room. She’ll love it! pink shimmering hearts galore!

  43. Kris Stepney says

    I think it would be really cute to trace my son’s hand print and then cut it out with different color card stock and stick them down (with Mod Podge, of course!) onto a canvas in a random pattern. I would use the Mod Podge Shimmer over some of the hand prints to make them shiny and stand out.

  44. Lisa says

    I want to use it as both an accent paint and to make my notebooks shimmer! I would love to try it!

  45. Nathan Taylor says

    So I saw your video about the gold shimmer and decided that’s what I need to complete my mod podged canvas picture of “The Kiss” hanging over my bed. I can’t find MP Shimmer gold ANYWHERE? Do you have any suggestions. Klimpt painted with gold flecks in his paint and I thought this gold shimmer MP would be perfect. All I can find is silver shimmer or MP sparkle… which I think would not look right.

  46. says

    Nathan- I checked online and it looks like it’s been discontinued. However, they are still selling the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic in Gold, and that might be a just as good for what you are looking for: Hope this helps!


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