Liquitex Professional Light Modeling Paste 8oz

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  • 100% acrylic polymer and marble dust lightweight putty modelling paste builds form and structure that 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, be overpainted with acrylics, oils, watercolors, graphite or dry pastels, and maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality.
  • Use on rigid supports only
  • Apply with paint 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. Be careful not to over dry!
  • 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
  • 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

The Cincinnati, Ohio based company Permanent Pigments created Liquitex, the first water-based acrylic paint for artists in 1955.  The name Liquitex stands for "Liquid texture."  The Liquitex brand has been at the forefront of paint ever since, leading the industry with a number of firsts, Gloss and Matte Meduims, Hue colours in place of more expensive pigments, iridescent acrylics and many more.


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