Acrylic and marble putty to build texture on rigid supports and create 3d forms.
What it does:
- 100% acrylic polymer and marble dust putty builds form and structure.
- Dries to a very hard 'stone-like' opaque white matte finish that you can sand, drill or carve.
- Can be used on its own, mixed with colour or painted once dry.
- Gives minimal shrinkage.
- Can be overpainted with acrylics, oils, watercolours, graphite or dry pastels.
- Maintains paint adhesion, durability and archival quality.
How to use it:
- Fully intermixable with all liquitex products.
- Use on rigid supports only.
- 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.
- Ensure paste is completely dry before sanding, carving or drilling into.
- 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 modelling 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 modelling paste, but you can mix modelling paste 50/50 with gloss/matte gel/gloss heavy gel.
- For paper-mache, soak paper in a 50/50 mix of modelling 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.
- Do not use on flexible supports unless mixed with another medium.