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Basics Mediums

Basics Modeling Paste

A thick acrylic putty to create texture on rigid supports and make 3D forms.

Size: 250ml
Key Features
  • Dries to a hard 'stone-like' opaque white matte finish that you can sand or carve
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with color, or painted once dry
  • Can be painted with acrylics, oils, watercolors, graphite or dry pastels when dry
  • Can be handled like clay
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
How to Use
  • Use on non-flexible supports only and apply with knife or tool
  • Mix with acrylic color to make a tinted paste
  • For sculptural texture, build up in thin layers, 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
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Item #887452031451
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All our paints are intermixable and water-based, with archival results. Tested and certified at Duke University by the ACMI.

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Whether you’re prepping your surface, altering viscosity, or even sealing your finished work, Basics Mediums are essential for experimenting and enhancing your paint practice.

You can change color opacity, drying time and texture, and protect your finished work.


Other creatives have asked us...

Is it true that I can carve into Basics Modeling Paste?

Yes! You need to leave it to completely dry first and then you can sand it or carve it.

Will Basics Modeling Paste crack when it's dry?

If you apply it thickly and then dry it too fast, shrinkage cracks can occur. It's best to build it up in thin layers, allowing each to dry slowly. For thick applications, cover it loosely with plastic wrap to avoid cracks and if they do appear, allow to dry and fill in with another thin layer of paste.

Can I add color to your Basics Modeling Pastes?

Yes, they are designed to be mixed with Basics paints or any from our professional range, to create bespoke, colored pastes.