If you’ve ever needed decoupage glue for a craft project, chances are you reached for a bottle of Mod Podge. While there are other decoupage glues on the market, Mod Podge is one of the most well-known brands. Something that crafters at all experiences may not know is that they can color Mod Podge with mica powder. Yes, you can mix mica powder and Mod Podge, and we’re about to tell you how.
Mix Mica Powder With Liquid Mod Podge
One of the easiest ways to color your Mod Podge is to mix mica powder into the glue before you apply it to your craft. Pour your desired amount of Mod Podge into a cup or bowl. Then, dump 1/2 a teaspoon of mica powder in and mix it thoroughly. Make sure to scrape the sides so that you incorporate all the powder. If you want a richer color, add more mica powder. If you need a thinner mixture, add one teaspoon of water at a time and mix thoroughly.
Brush Mica Powder on Top of Painted Mod Podge
Some people prefer to paint layers of Mod Podge onto their craft before adding the colorant. That’s OK. Simply paint your desired number of layers onto your craft. Then, pour your desired mica powder color onto the wet Mod Podge, tapping off the excess powder before it dries.
If you’re worried that this method uses too much mica powder, then you can let the Mod Podge start to dry. When the Mod Podge is still tacky, apply the mica powder with a brush. Use a clean brush to remove any excess powder.
Add Mica Powder to Mod Podge Resin
Most crafters only know about Mod Podge as decoupage glue. However, you can also craft with Mod Podge Resin. This resin will come with its own instructions. After following the package directions, you can add mica powder to this type of Mod Podge as well. Add roughly 1/2 a teaspoon and mix thoroughly. Remember to scrape the sides of the container to evenly distribute the color throughout the resin mixture.
You can mix mica powder and traditional glue Mod Podge and Mod Podge Resin by following the steps above. If you need mica powder for any creative project, we can help you find the perfect color. Our gold resin pigment will add beautiful color and shine to decoupage glue or resin projects or even other creative endeavors, like paint and clay.