• Liquitex Light Modelling Paste 237 ml

Liquitex Light Modelling Paste 237 ml

An airy, lightweight acrylic and marble putty to build heavy texture and 3D forms in situations where weight is a factor.

Use with:

  • Acrylic paints and mediums

Use on:

  • All non-oily, absorbent surfaces


  • 3D modeling
  • Sculptural applications
  • Mixed media
  • Paper-mache
  • Staining and tinting


    • Lightfast and archival
    • Permanent
    • Non-yellowing
    • Water-resistant when dry
    • Intermixable with all Liquitex materials

    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, watercolors, 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 coloured 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
          • £20.20