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Basics Mediums

Basics Light Modeling Paste

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

Additive Size: 250ml
$11.39 USD In stock, ready to ship
Key Features
  • Dries to a hard, opaque white matte finish
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with color, or painted once dry
  • Can be used to add body to paint and create pastel tints
  • Can be handled like a lightweight clay
  • Can be painted with acrylics, oils, watercolors, graphite or dry pastels when dry
How to Use
  • Use on rigid 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
  • Overpaint once dry with acrylics or most other media
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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...

Why do you make a 'light' modeling paste in your Basics range?

We've found that lots of artists like using pastes on mixed media pieces and regular modeling paste can be too heavy. So if you are making a piece where weight is a factor, choose Light Modeling Paste. It's a much more airy formulation.

Can I paint on top of Basics Light Modeling Paste?

Yes you can paint Light Modeling Paste when it's still wet or when dry, mix color into it or use it as it comes out of the pot - it's very versatile.

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.