Yes, you can apply Mod Podge over pictures. Print the photos using laserjet printers to avoid color bleeding. Mod Podge Photo Transfer medium can be used to transfer photos onto a variety of surfaces.
Mod Podge doesn’t produce only a single type of Decoupage medium. The company produces a variety of products that serve the crafting world.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer medium is one of those products. This product can be used to transfer photos onto a variety of surfaces.
Can you Mod Podge glossy photos?
No, Mod Podge shouldn’t be applied to photos that are printed using an inkjet printer. Photo paper is quite sensitive to moisture present in Mod Podge.
If you want to apply Mod Podge over photos, print them using laserjet printers. Inkjet-printed Photo paper needs to be coated prior to applying Decoupage medium on it.
For transferring photos onto a surface, the Mod Podge Photo transfer medium is used. I’d use this product on laser-printed photo paper.
Regular Decoupage medium causes the colors to run. You can avoid the situation by using the Mod Podge Photo transfer medium.
Can you Mod Podge actual photos on Wood?
Yes, you can transfer photos onto a wood surface using Mod Podge Photo transfer medium. Use photos that are laser-printed.
The product allows one to transfer black & white/color photos onto any surface. People usually transfer photos onto wood plaques.
Apply medium on the front side of the photo and smooth it onto the wood surface for the best results. I recommend sanding the wood surface before transferring the photo onto it.
Apply some Mod Podge onto the wood surface. Now stick the photo on the wood plaque. Apply a thin layer on the photo.
Let this layer dry for 15-20 minutes. During the second layer work the brush from the top to the bottom. This method gives your photo a canvas-like look.
Does Mod Podge make pictures waterproof?
No, Mod Podge doesn’t make pictures waterproof. Mod Podge does make surfaces highly water-resistant.
No variant of Mod Podge makes surfaces waterproof. If you want to waterproof surfaces, use a Waterproofing wood protector/sealer.
How to Mod Podge pictures to Glass?
You need to follow the ‘Decal’ technique to transfer pictures onto a glass surface. You need wax paper and Mod Podge Clear Image Transfer medium to transfer a photo onto the glass.
Transferring pictures onto a glass surface is not that easy. Mod Podge Clear Image transfer medium doesn’t cause the colors to run.
Follow the below instructions to transfer pictures onto a glass surface.
- Lay the photo on the wax paper so that it faces up. Cover it in a thick layer of Mod Podge Clear Image transfer medium until it becomes invisible.
- You may wanna apply the Mod Podge Clear Image transfer medium using a foam brush.
- Let the photo dry properly overnight. Once it’s dry, dampen the wax paper using water spray.
- The wax paper should come off once it’s damp enough. Be gentle when rubbing the paper off.
Note: If there’s any writing on the photo reverse it before printing to make it readable.
Mod Podge pictures on Canvas
Yes, you can transfer pictures onto Canvas using Mod Podge. Get the photos printed in a laserjet printer to prevent distortion of the image.
You can use Mod Podge to transfer your favorite photos onto Canvas. It can’t be done by amateurs, so make sure you’ve been working with Mod Podge for a long time.
If you’re new to this you might leave wrinkles on the Mod Podge layer. We all love to see our photos on a Canvas, but how to make it with Mod Podge?
Below are the instructions to transfer pictures onto a Canvas using Mod Podge.
- Apply Mod Podge on the outside edges of the canvas and let it dry.
- Apply a layer of Mod Podge on the canvas evenly and let it dry. Apply this layer quickly.
- Transfer the photo onto this Mod Podged surface and smooth it out using your hands. This helps remove/prevent air bubbles.
- Smooth out the Canvas from the backside too.
- Apply long, thin coats of Mod Podge on the photo. These strokes give the photo a textured look. Let it dry for 24 hours before hanging it on the wall.
Mod Podge Image Transfer vs Photo Transfer
Mod Podge Photo transfer medium is thicker than the Clear Image Transfer Medium. The photo transfer medium is white while the Image transfer medium is clear.
Listed below are some more differences between the Photo transfer and the Clear Image Transfer media.
Photo Transfer Medium
Clear Image Transfer Medium
|Thick consistency||Thin consistency|
|Dries to a gloss finish||Dries to a matte finish|
|Can be applied to surfaces such as|
wood, canvas, terra cotta, metal,
|Can be applied to surfaces such as
wood, canvas, terra cotta metal,
glassware; cannot be used on fabrics
|White formula||Clear formula|
|Can be used on glassware using|
decal method of transfer; not to be
|Can be used on glassware for
decorative purposes only; not to be
|Must trim paper to exact image to|
|No need to trim paper; no halo|
|Washable on fabric||Cannot be used on fabric|
Tip: Use Mod Podge Image transfer medium to transfer photos if the background is colored.
Mod Podge Photo Transfer to Fabric
Mod Podge can be used to transfer photos onto fabric, for example, pillow covers. Get a plain pillow cover and you can transfer photos onto it using Mod Podge Photo transfer.
One can also use the Mod Podge photo transfer medium to transfer graphic pictures onto pillow covers. Get a mirror image copy of the photo you want to transfer.
Get it printed using a laserjet printer to prevent distortion of the image. Use a cutting knife to cut out the image precisely.
Insert wax paper inside the pillow cover to protect the backside of it. Protect your workspace also using wax paper.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge Photo transfer on the backside of the photo. Lay this photo on the fabric so that the glued side attaches to the fabric.
Remove any bubbles on the fabric using a squeegee. Let this project dry for 24 hours. After the Mod Podge dries off remove the wax paper by dampening it. Rub the paper off gently in a circular motion.
Be careful when rubbing, don’t scrape the image off the pillow cover. You may insert a pillow inside this cover. Wash it with cold water and dry it off when needed.
Happy Crafting 🙂