OK, I originally posted this in May, but it’s right on time for Mod Podge Week!
I use Mod Podge for a lot of my projects. A LOT. But there are some projects that need that extra â€œpopâ€ of a raised glaze, or to fill a bezel. Enter Mod Podge Dimensional Magic by Plaid.
Now, back in the day, I was addicted to a glaze product by Plaid called RoyalÂ Coat Dimensional Magicâ€¦but sadly, it was discontinued. I used in on bottle caps and ATCâ€™s, altered dominoes and faux dichroic glass. (I bought up every bottle I could find!)
Now Plaid as â€œimprovedâ€ the formula, and itâ€™s relabeled under the Mod Podge brands. Okay by me, as Iâ€™ve found itâ€™s just a reliable and functional as itâ€™s predecessor.
Dimensional Magic is a syrup-consistancy, straight-from-the-bottle top coat and glaze. Not messy mixing or waiting for cures. Just apply it to your project and wait for it to air dry. Ta-Da! Thatâ€™s it.
Itâ€™s a little opaque when you apply it, as youâ€™ll see from the following pictures. But never fear, crafty peeps- it dries crystal clear!
Here, DM is applied to a polymer clay button. No worries about that big bubble on the left: I was able to pop it with a tooth pick. And the glitter in the clay really â€œpopsâ€ with that glossy top-coat!
Here, I used DM to layer iridescent films to make a faux-dichroic glass effect. Those plastic films just float, and itâ€™s got great clarity. You can even still see the stamping I did on the glass before the films and Dimensional Magic was applied.
And here, I used alcohol inks on a Style Stone (the smaller piece) and scratchboard (â€œdreamâ€.) Those little white inclusions arenâ€™t bubbles, theyâ€™re glow in the dark glitter! Again, the silver in the alcohol inks really takes on a faboo shine that you just donâ€™t get without a shiny glaze on top. One note here, though- I noticed that the inks ran somewhat (I also stamped with alcohol ink.) Iâ€™m going to try heat-setting the next time to see if I can eliminate that problem!
Lastly, I used it to fill a bottlecap collage. Oddly, the DM reacted with the metal ladybug charm, oxidizing it and turning the surrounding area a greenish color. Luckily, Iâ€™m OK with that sort of thing, but itâ€™s something to be aware of.
Iâ€™m also happy to report that there is very little â€œsinkâ€ when Dimensional Magic dries. (You know, sometimes there is a bit of a dip in the center as the dries.) But DM holds itâ€™s integrity well, and looks great. Itâ€™s also self-leveling, which means that even if your application is a little uneven, itâ€™s very forgiving and will settle out on itâ€™s own.
All in all, Iâ€™m loving it- it was a product I really missed. Itâ€™s like an old friend has moved back into the neighborhood! Keep your eyes peeled at your local craft stores, and try a bottle yourself.
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