Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of decoden and polymer clay questions about what to use to as a gloss/glaze. Almost every time the first response is “Clear nail polish, duh!”.
This needs to stop if people want to be creating quality items. Sometimes I’m afraid to buy handmade things for fear that they have been sealed with clear nail polish and they will deteriorate over time. I want to buy things that will last!
I’ve reblogged this before - but it’s sooooo important. crafting signal boost
I highly recommend MOD PODGE!!! It comes in gloss and matte. As the infographic shows, it’s only 75 cents an ounce.
Fuck that weak shit. Tamiya clear gloss is my copilot. It’s water proof, unlike Mod Podge. It might not be the cheapest gloss, but it’s hella durable.
My personal preference is the Krylon spray, because you can put on nice even layers, with no brush marking. When spray sealer won’t work, I like delta ceramcoat.
I agree with all of this, except for the Mod Podge. I used it once and it made all of my charms (around 45 of them) tacky and unsellable. I’ve heard you can use the Matte one but I would never use Mod Podge to glaze clay items again. Triple Thick is my preference.
Modge Podge I have never liked really even for paper collage. I’ve seen had any I thought it dried well.
ALL THE FEELS! I hate it when people use clear nail polish. Also, IT STINKS. Like literally, the smell is overwhelming. Sometimes that smell just doesn’t go away.
I use Triple Thick, Glossy Accents & Sun&Moon glaze. They’re all amazing. although I’m super tempted to try that Tamiya on my paper beads now!