Liquitex Flexible Modelling Paste

  • Description
  • How to Use

A matte, opaque preperation of marble dust and polymer emulsion. Dries to a hard yet flexible surface. Use to build heavy textures and three-dimensional forms. Recommended for use on supports with occasional flexing.

What it does

  • 100% acrylic polymer and marble dust putty builds flexible form and structure
  • Dries to a very hard yet flexible opaque white matte finish, on supports that may be subject to some movement
  • Can be used on its own, mixed with colour or painted once dry
  • Dries more slowly than other modeling pastes
  • Gives minimal shrinkage
  • Can be overpainted with acrylics, oils, watercolours, graphite or dry pastels
  • Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality
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Use with

  • Acrylic paints & mediums

Use on

  • All non-oily, absorbent surfaces
  • Techniques
  • 3D modeling
  • Sculptural applications
  • Mixed media
  • Paper-mache
  • Fully intermixable with all Liquitex products
  • Apply with knife or tool
  • Tint with acrylic colour to make a coloured paste
  • Can be handled like 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
  • If cracks appear, allow to dry and fill in with another thin layer of paste
  • Overpaint once dry with acrylics or most other media
  • To use as a slightly flexible 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 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

How not to use it

  • Do not use with any non-acrylic compatible media
  • Drying too quickly will cause cosmetic (not structural) cracks
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236ml Product Code: 3903130
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RRP: £18.55 £13.03
473ml Product Code: 3903140
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  • Great for adding texture and structure to a picture - Liquitex Flexible Modelling Paste 236ml

    I had not used modelling paste before, so had a practice on a spare board. I was able to produce various textured affects, ridges and stippling etc. If you put it on really thick it will skin over fairly quickly but can take a couple days to dry right out. It can be put on in layers to build structure to your painting, it can also be sanded when completely dry Suzanne Holder (Farnborough, United Kingdom) on 7 Aug 2012
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  • great surfaces - Liquitex Flexible Modelling Paste 236ml

    brilliant. A really superior product. A.L. Moir (St. Andrews, United Kingdom) on 5 Mar 2013
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  • Delighted with the product and service - Liquitex Flexible Modelling Paste 473ml

    This paste has transformed and enhanced my artwork . still learning pallet knife skills but pleased with the results. Barry Durham (Market Rasen, United Kingdom) on 23 Aug 2018
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