Imagine walking into a craft store, ready to embark on an artistic journey. The item of interest for today is a simple product with powerful abilities, a key player in the world of crafting. Known as a Medium Decoupage or simply as the 'magic glue,' this versatile Green Stuff World substance has a trifecta of functions – it adheres, seals, and provides a protective finish to artworks, bringing them to life.
This medium decoupage is not a one-size-fits-all product. It comes in three different formulations, each offering a unique finish to the final product. The glossy variant imparts a shiny, lacquered finish to artworks, making them pop with vibrancy. It is as though the art has been encased in a layer of clear, shiny glass, protecting it while highlighting its beauty.
The second formulation of this medium creates a matte finish or non-reflective finish, providing a classic, vintage feel to the artwork. It will work pretty much as an Acrylic Sealer and the result is a soft, subdued effect, allowing the richness of the materials underneath to shine through in their raw, authentic glory.
A third variant of this craft medium offers a satin finish, achieving a perfect balance between the gloss and matte options. This semi-gloss finish endows the artwork with a subtle shine, adding a touch of elegance and class.
The Medium's applications are wide-ranging. From small craft projects like decorating miniature bases, photo frames, photo transfer, and jewelry boxes to larger endeavors like sealing large wargame terrain pieces or for example, revamping furniture pieces, this product proves its utility. Even mixed media artists and model makers rely on its adhesive and sealing properties for their creations.
The process is quite straightforward. Cutouts from materials such as decals, printed or simply cut paper, fabric, or even napkins are chosen. They are then affixed onto the chosen surface, be it wood, plastic, resin, or fabric, using the adhesive. Once the layout is finalized, the surface is sealed with a layer of the same product.
On drying, it creates a protective and always transparent coat, preserving the integrity of the design while adding to its aesthetic appeal. Interestingly, this product dries clear, ensuring the beauty of the underlying design is in no way compromised.