Mod Podge and Heat

I want to make a lampshade and I want to use mod podge but how will it hold up to the heat from the light bulb ? I have used all the mod podge types before but not in a way that would have that kind of heat so close to the product. What about a clear sealer over the mod podge?
Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated? Thanks

  9 answers
    • Jennifer Jennifer on Aug 17, 2017
      Thanks for the link but I'm not using a ready made shade, it would only be the stock paper with mod podge on it.

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Aug 17, 2017
    Mod Podge is a sealer. I have used it to attach fabric to lampshades in the past and have never had any issues with the sealer releasing. Hope this helps.

    • Jennifer Jennifer on Aug 17, 2017
      I know it's a sealer and I have used fabric on shades before (not with mod podge thou). I just want to make sure it won't melt, burn or catch fire being that it would be the shade.
      Have you used paper and mod podge as an actual shade?
      Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Aug 17, 2017
    Could you make a base for the shade using a material that is typically used for lampshades and then mod podge your design over it? Here is a paragraph on this and what you can use as a liner for the shade:
    "Inspect other lampshades in your home or at a store, and you'll notice that the inside looks different from the outer lampshade covering. This inner lining helps provide a solid yet flexible structure for the lampshade fabric while also protecting it from heat emitted by the bulb. Pressure-sensitive styrene, also known as adhesive styrene, is the material used for the inside of many lampshades. This type of styrene is available at many craft stores or through lampshade supply retailers."

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    • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on Aug 17, 2017
      Okay, you sound like you have a very unique issue, hope it gets resolved for you!

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Aug 17, 2017
    Yes that is my problem, most shades are done with a protective material inside the shade. I have made many types of shades and have used that lining because of the heat from the bulb. This project isn't the same. I need it to be clear and I can only find white.
    Thanks for your suggestion.

  • Jennifer Jennifer on Aug 17, 2017
    Haha, found my first reply.

  • KatAych KatAych on Aug 17, 2017
    Use the "hippie" light bulbs - they put off light but no heat.

  • Emily Emily on Aug 18, 2017
    I do a lot of decoupage and use Elmers glue. Including on lamp shades. There is no problem with the glue and the heat from the bulbs.

    • Jennifer Jennifer on Aug 18, 2017
      Oh, I wouldn't be worried if I was doing it on a shade but this will be a bit different and I think the LED light will work great for this project.
      Thanks and your shades are great!

  • Maryann Gonsalves Maryann Gonsalves on Mar 22, 2019

    Where did you get the window pane for your project? I like the idea.

  • JD Ferut JD Ferut on Apr 29, 2019

    Oh Dear Jennifer! I don't have a question. I just wanted to tell you how much I love your projects!! I think I saved nearly every one! I'm excited about attempting some!! I'm grateful that you share your talent!

    • Jennifer Jennifer on Apr 29, 2019

      Well thank you so much JD! Go on and try some because seriously if I can do it , you can too !