I have a tip to share from 2shawboys. Thanks!
I just tried something and it works, so I'm passing it on. When sealing paper/photos with modge podge, the red pigment always runs, but today I tried spraying my image with hairspray and blow dried it before I coated it with modge podge. This worked beautifully! Big hair may be "out" but there is always a use for hairspray and a blowdryer!