Light Modeling Paste
Create textures and sculptural forms which are light in weight
An airy, lightweight acrylic and marble putty to build heavy texture and 3D forms in situations where weight is a factor.
8oz/237ml | 16oz/473ml | 32oz/946ml | 128oz/3.78L
Acrylic paints & mediums
All non-oily, absorbent surfaces
Staining & tinting
Lightfast & archival
Water-resistant when dry
Intermixable with all Liquitex materials
- 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 color 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
- Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
- Use on rigid supports only
- Apply with knife or tool
- Tint with acrylic color 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
- 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
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Light Modeling Paste FAQs
Other artists have asked us...
I’m trying to make solid pink forms for a sculpture piece. What can I use?
Try one of our professional acrylic modeling pastes. You can color them exactly as you want - with one of our acrylic inks or paint.
Clay is too heavy for my mixed media piece and keeps detaching from the canvas. Help!
Try Light Modeling Paste - it's got an airy, lightweight formula designed for just this purpose. It gives structure without the usual weight.
You’re now calling your Liquitex Gel Mediums range ‘Gels & Pastes’ – are you making adhesive pastes now?
No we wanted to be clearer in how we communicate, as we have a popular trio of modeling pastes that were being ignored in the category title. We do not make adhesive pastes. The Gels & Pastes collection includes all our gels plus Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, Flexible Modeling Paste and regular Modeling Paste for fine art applications.