For 3-D forms. Can be textured when wet, and carved when dry. Use also for decorating picture frames.
Modeling Paste — This extra high viscosity paste is made from marble dust and 100% polymer emulsion. Suitable for building heavy textures on rigid supports and three-dimensional forms, it dries to the hardness of stone. It can be textured while wet and sanded or carved when dry. Dry paste out in the container for use as clay. Drying too quickly on surfaces causes cosmetic, not structural cracking. Modeling paste adheres to any non-oily, absorbent surface. When it is mixed with acrylic colors, it acts as a weak tinting white while increasing thickness and rigidity. Used extensively for decorating picture frames, it can be used for sculptural or paper-mache purposes, rigid support, flexible support, and as an absorbent or non-absorbent ground.
Light Modeling Paste — This lightweight, airy, flexible, thick, sculptural gel is specifically formulated to be used in applications where weight is a factor. Used alone, it will dry to a matte opaque white that can readily accept staining if desired. It will not exhibit “mud cracking.” It is often used with texture gels.