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Modelling Paste

Modelling Paste
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Liquitex Modelling Paste
Gel Painting Medium
Texture: Thick
Sheen: Matte
Relative Opacity: Opaque

  • Extra heavy body and very opaque. 
  • A marble paste made of marble dust and 100% polymer emulsion. 
  • Used to build heavy textures on rigid supports and create three-dimensional forms. 
  • Dries to the hardness of stone. It can be sanded or carved when thoroughly dry. 
  • Can be handled like clay if the top of the container is removed and some of the water is allowed to slowly evaporate until it reaches a clay-like consistency. 
  • Adheres to any non-oily, absorbent surface. 
  • Drying too quickly causes mud cracking that is usually cosmetic, not structural. 
  • When mixed with acrylic colors will act as a weak tinting white, while increasing thickness and rigidity. 
  • Excellent substrate for acrylic paint, oil paint, oil pastel, oil bars, watercolor,
  • graphite or dry pastel. 




  • Apply with knife, brush, cake decorating tools, etc. 
  • To prevent shrinkage cracks (mud cracking), dry slowly by covering loosely with plastic wrap. Apply less than 1/4" thick. 
  • Mix with acrylic colors to produce a colored tinted paste. 
  • When dry, Liquitex Acrylic Modeling Paste may be painted with acrylic or oil colors. 


  • Sculptural: Apply in thin layers allowing each layer to dry before applying next layer. If cracks appear, allow to dry and fill in with additional thin layer of Acrylic Modeling Paste. 
  • Rigid support: Use straight from container. 
  • Flexible support: Mix Liquitex Acrylic Modeling Paste 50/50 with Gloss Gel Medium, Matte Gel Medium, Gloss Heavy Gel Medium, or Super Heavy Gel Medium. 
  • Ground: Apply a thin layer of Liquitex Acrylic Modeling Paste to rigid surface (i.e. wood), using a palette knife, trowel or roller. Let dry, then sand smooth. Repeat if necessary. 
  • Absorbent ground: Mix 1 part Liquitex Acrylic Modeling Paste with 3 parts Liquitex® Acrylic Gesso. Apply with trowel or roller. Let dry, then sand smooth. Repeat if necessary. 
  • Papier-Maché: Mix Liquitex Acrylic Modeling Paste 50/50 with Liquitex Gloss Gel Medium, Matte Gel Medium or Gloss Heavy Gel Medium. Soak paper in this mixture
  • Available in three sizes

Liquitex Modelling Paste 8 oz 105508 $ 9.59
Liquitex Modeling Paste 16oz 105516 $ 15.59
Liquitex Modeling Paste quart 105532 $ 22.79
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