Asked on Sep 30, 2015

Modge Podge on an acrylic clipboard

by Nikkiof13
Can I modge podge my sons art pictures (some are crayon, watercolor, etc) on acrylic clipboards?
I have a ton of acrylic clipboards that my job gave me since they were just going to throw them out. I want to use them as Christmas presents since I can't afford to buy gifts. Any tips or suggestions to handle these with little to no money will be great.
Thanks in advance
  11 answers
  • Pat whitmus Pat whitmus on Sep 30, 2015
    I don't know why it wouldn't...give it a try with a magazine picture 1st so you don't ruin your child's work. ")
  • Nikkiof13 Nikkiof13 on Sep 30, 2015
    Thanks ..that's a good idea
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 30, 2015
    Just make sure you buy the mode lodge for paper as the are a lot of different varieties available.
    • Nikkiof13 Nikkiof13 on Oct 01, 2015
      @Janet Pizaro Do you know off hand which kind it is? I just bought a matte version I think. I have never used modge podge yet.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 01, 2015
    The matte version is the finish. Look at the instructions and make sure you can use it on paper. I don't think it will harm your pictures. Maybe test it on a piece of scrap first.
  • Elaine Simmons Elaine Simmons on Oct 01, 2015
    I don't have an answer but will remind you that the spelling is Mod Podge.
  • Barbara Barbara on Oct 01, 2015
    If the markers used are water based, anywater-based decoupage medium will run the colors and ruin your childs pictures. Crayons are wax based so they may not adhere as well, especially to the acrylic clipboards. There are lots of ideas on Pnterest for clipboards, you might want to check out Pinterest for ideas and tutorials. Be sure to check out Amazon for Mod Podge, sometimes their prices are better than brick and mortar craft stores.
  • Dot D Collett Dot D Collett on Oct 01, 2015
    Some suggestions: Sand the acrylic boards first for better adhesion. Any water based art on paper could be spayed (front & back) with an spray varnish to try to seal paper. Use several light coats on each side.
  • Donna L. Woods-Clements Donna L. Woods-Clements on Oct 01, 2015
    Be sure to use a spray fixative before you Mod Podge any artwork to anything, or the colors may run &/or fade.
  • 9530106 9530106 on Oct 01, 2015
    Yes, spray the drawings first with a clear acrylic sealer, as some have said. Regular mod podge will work on paper and fabric, it is a glue and a sealer. It comes in several finishes, mat, gloss,semi gloss. You could also spray the pictures with a clear sealer AFTER you mod podge them, for extra protection.
  • Nikkiof13 Nikkiof13 on Oct 05, 2015
    Thanks helped alot
  • Sheri N Sheri N on Jan 04, 2016
    I know this is a late post but I'm doing 3 acrylic clipboards at the moment and this is what I'm doing. I didn't rough up the back of the boards since I'm using Duck tape to decorate the boards. I used two different widths in a diagonal pattern alternating each size. I then sealed them with the Mod Podge that is specifically used for plastic and applied 4 coats, allowing them to dry completely between each coat. So far they are holding up very well. We attempted to paint the old style chip boards but it was too cold and the paint bubbled off. You should look into the Duck tape, Michaels has a ton of different patterns and widths to match any style.