Liquitex Light Modeling Paste Gel Medium 237ml


What it does
- 100% acrylic polymer and marble dust lightweight putty builds form and structure
- Dries to a hard, opaque white matte finish
- Can be used on its own, mixed with colour or painted once dry
- Gives minimal shrinkage
- Can be used to add body to paint and create pastel tints
- Can be overpainted with acrylics, oils, watercolours, graphite or dry pastels
- Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality

How to use it
- Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
- Use on rigid supports only
- Apply with knife or tool
- Tint with acrylic colour to make a colored paste
- Can be handled like a lightweight 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
- 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 - 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

Use with
Acrylic paints & mediums

Use on
All non-oily, absorbent surfaces
3D modeling
Sculptural applications
Mixed media
Staining & tinting