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Liquitex Professional Modeling Paste

Liquitex Professional Modeling Paste

LIQ5516

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Size: 16OZ

$29.10
$29.10

$29.10 / EA

Acrylic and marble putty to build texture on rigid supports and create 3D forms.

What it does

  • 100% acrylic polymer and marble dust putty builds form and structure
  • Dries to a very hard 'stone-like' opaque white matte finish that you can sand, drill or carve
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with color or painted once dry
  • Gives minimal shrinkage
  • Can be overpainted with acrylics, oils, watercolors, graphite or dry pastels
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality

How to use it

  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex Professional products
  • Use on rigid supports only
  • Apply with knife or tool
  • Tint with acrylic color to make a colored paste
  • Can be handled like clay - for best results remove the lid to let some of the water slowly evaporate until you get the texture you want
  • For sculptural texture, build up in thin layers (each no more than a quarter of an inch thick), allowing each to dry
  • Dry slowly by covering loosely with plastic wrap to avoid shrinkage cracks
  • If cracks appear, allow to dry and fill in with another thin layer of paste
  • Ensure paste is completely dry before sanding, carving or drilling into
  • Overpaint once dry with acrylics or most other media
  • To use as a ground - apply a thin layer to rigid surface with knife/trowel/roller, leave to dry, sand smooth and repeat if needed
  • To make an absorbent ground, mix 1 part Modeling Paste to 3 parts Liquitex Professional Gesso, apply with a trowel/roller, leave to dry, sand smooth and repeat if needed
  • For flexible supports, ideally use Flexible Modeling Paste, but you can mix Modeling Paste 50/50 with Gloss/Matte Gel/Gloss Heavy Gel
  • For paper-mache, soak paper in a 50/50 mix of Modeling Paste and Gloss/Matte Gel/Gloss Heavy Gel
  • Can be mixed with acrylic-compatible powdered pigments or aggregates

How not to use it

  • Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media
  • Drying too quickly will cause cosmetic (not structural) cracks
  • Do not use on flexible supports unless mixed with another medium