Super excited to try out this Mod Podge Starter Pack! Mod Podge (12 oz ones) is about $8 per bottle, so I am so happy to find this starter pack that features 5 different types of Mod Podge for $12! It is perfect for beginners who are not sure which one to get (the ex-me!). I am most fascinated about Mod Podge's sealing features, so that is the focus of my testing video. I hope my testing and review will help you decide which version to get or maybe even get this starter pack so you can have fun trying them out yourself! 😀
Video review is a lot better than the photos I have uploaded here since you can actually see the glossiness of the final result =)
My package came with one of the bottles leaking out some of the glues, but it wasn't too bad so it was still usable.
Below are photos of the final result. Sadly the photos do not show as well as the video.
Gloss – Glossy finish. Smoothness will depend on your applicator (whether your brush/sponge is good or horrible like mine haha).
Sparkle – Glossy finish with glitters mixed in it. Since you can feel the glitters, it is not as smooth as the Gloss version.
Matte – Matte version with very minimal glossiness (only if you shine under the light).
Outdoor – Kind of like a mix between Gloss and Matte. Not as shiny as the Gloss, but not a full Matte. The “outdoor” ability is not being tested since I am not using it on any outdoor objects. However, I do have one DIY Soap Dispenser that will be sitting near the sink all the time once it passes the 72-hour drying period (it will be ready on 8/29/2014, I will update here after 1-2 months).
Paper – I tried it on paper LOL not sure if it is a good or bad idea. You can't really feel/tell it, so it is perfect for paper artwork!
I don't have good brushes yet, so my application might/could've been better.
For the Gloss, Sparkle, and Matte version, it is recommended to use a Clear Acrylic Sealer to eliminate tackiness, so in my video I have tested them with Clear Acrylic Sealer. Though I couldn't feel the difference (should I blame my fingers for not being sensitive enough?).
Please do keep in mind that it is my first time using Mod Podge, so there might have been other things that I could've done better. If there is any corrections/updates, I will be updating them in this post.
Thank you for reading/watching! I hope this helps =)!