Mod Podge

How to use Mod Podge Sheer Colors

Guess what?

Now you can create your own transparent colored glass using Mod Podge Sheer Colors.

It is so easy to do!

Currently there are six colors in the line: Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, and Aqua;

Let me now share with you the easiest way to use Mod Podge Sheer Color

Let’s begin by gathering the necessary supplies:

  • Mod Podge Sheer Color (I chose Pink – EVERYONE LOVES pink, right?)
  • Glass canning jar or container
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Paper towels
  • Foam plate
  • Craft knife

Begin your project by thoroughly washing your canning jar in warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry. Moisten a paper towel with rubbing alcohol and wipe over the interior of the glass canning jar.

This will remove any remaining dirt, dust, or soap film. Allow to dry. While it is drying, twist off the cap and remove the heat seal; replace the Mod Podge Sheer Color cap.

Place jar upright on your work surface.

Flip open Mod Podge Sheer Color lid and hold it open over the open canning jar.

Gently apply pressure to the bottle while squeezing Mod Podge Sheer Color into the canning jar.

Squeeze approximately two tablespoons to begin, (amount will vary depending on the size of the glass container).

Lift the canning jar and begin to swirl the Mod Podge Sheer Color around to coat.

Mod Podge Sheer Colors are fairly thick and appear solid in color while wet.

Here’s a look at the jar with the interior fully coated with Mod Podge Sheer Colors.

The next step is to remove any excess Sheer Color from the jar.

So, invert the jar, shake it over a wastebasket until no more drips are falling; then place it over a foam plate and allow any additional Mod Podge Sheer Color excess to drip.

Approximately 30 minutes later, check the jar for drips and then lay it on its side to allow air to circulate.

TIP: Be sure to turn the jar a quarter turn every 30 minutes.

TIP: You can also speed up the drying process; set your open jar in front of a fan to increase air flow into the jar.

Once the Mod Podge Sheer Color is thoroughly dry, (you will know it is when the color becomes completely sheer and beautifully transparent), if necessary trim away dried sheer color drips around the mouth of the jar using a craft knife.

HELPFUL HINT: Mod Podge Sheer Colors are water based.
Coloring the interior of a glass container would be for decorative purposes ONLY.
You cannot use this same canning jar to hold a bouquet of daisies in water as the water would compromise the transparent color. However, if you want to use the canning jar that would hold liquid, simply brush Mod Podge Sheer Colors onto the exterior of the jar.

Embellish with Mod Podge Peel & Stick Stencils and Podgeable Glitters.

You can also use Mod Podge to decoupage a photo and embellish with Mod Molds / Melts.

TIP: Mod Podge Sheer Colors can also be used to apply a sheer tint of color to the Mod Molds!

Mod Podge Sheer Colors are NOT just for glass although they work perfectly on glassware.
You can also apply transparent sheer color to metal, raw wood, seashells, and over scrapbook papers, as you see here!
Check out the Ombre wood frame in the back, the more layers you brush onto the surface, the stronger the color becomes.


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