Liquitex Modeling Paste is an opaque medium that handles like a lightweight clay to build heavy textures on rigid supports for acrylic, oil, watercolour, graphite, oil or dry pastel. Use modeling paste mixed in with acrylic paint and apply with a palette knife or use it to prep your surface and paint on it when it's dry (allow to dry overnight for thick applications). Modeling Paste may be sanded, carved or drilled when dry.
Applications for using Modeling Paste:
Sculptural: Apply in thin layers allowing each layer to dry before applying next layer. If cracks appear, allow to dry and fill in with additional thin layer
Rigid support: Use straight from container.
Flexible support: Mix Acrylic Modeling Paste 50/50 with Gloss Gel Medium, Matte Gel Medium, Gloss Heavy Gel Medium, or Super Heavy Gel Medium.
Ground: Apply a thin layer of Acrylic Modeling Paste to rigid surface (i.e. wood), using a palette knife, trowel or roller. Let dry, then sand smooth. Repeat if necessary.
Absorbent ground: Mix 1 part Acrylic Modeling Paste with 3 parts Liquitex® Acrylic Gesso. Apply with trowel or roller. Let dry, then sand smooth.
Paper-Maché: Mix Acrylic Modeling Paste 50/50 with Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium, Matte Gel Medium or Gloss Heavy Gel Medium. Soak paper in this mixture.