• Liquitex Modelling Paste 237 ml

Liquitex Modelling Paste 237 ml

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

Use with:

  • Acrylic paints and mediums

Use on:

  • All non-oily, absorbent surfaces


  • 3D modeling
  • Sculptural applications
  • Mixed media
  • Paper-mache


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

    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 colour 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 products
    • Use on rigid supports only
    • Apply with knife or tool
    • Tint with acrylic colour to make a coloured 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 Modelling 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 Modelling Paste, but you can mix Modelling Paste 50/50 with Gloss/Matte Gel/Gloss Heavy Gel
    • For paper-mache, soak paper in a 50/50 mix of Modelling 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
          • $27.00