These pastes dry to a hard, opaque film. Although still flexible, they are more rigid than the gels and able to hold stiff peaks. The Light Molding Paste offers significant weight reduction when building thick layers. It is soft, very flexible and dries to an opaque, matte finish. The Hard Molding Paste provides the hardest opaque, matte finish. It blends well with color and is useful for creating tough, durable finishes. The dried film can be carved.
This introductory set of acrylic gel mediums and molding pastes offers the opportunity to experiment with a range of textures and sheens. The set includes one 2 oz. jar each of Soft Gel (gloss), Regular Gel (semi-gloss), Extra Heavy Gel (matte), Light Molding Paste, Coarse Pumice Gel and Clear Tar Gel. The set also includes product sample cards consisting of finished one-inch square samples of each product with a brief description.
Extra Heavy Molding Paste is a an acrylic texture medium. It dries to a satin, semi-opaque finish.
Crackle paste is a white, light-weight ground made with a unique balance of solids and acrylic binders. It's use results in an intentional controlled failure that causes the material to develop cracks as it dries. This product allows the artist to introduce a random, cracked look which can imitate an aged surface, like that seen on old frescoes or antiques. The cracking is random but can be influenced somewhat by the thickness of the application. This ground can be tinted with acrylic color before application (up to 10% by volume) and can be painted, glazed or stained with color once dry. This product performs best on a rigid support which is primed with an absorbent undercoat such as gesso, high-load color, or even house paint. The directions on the package should be followed. Tools clean up with water.
Artists now have the opportunity to explore acrylics even further with a self-guided workshop experience in a box. By following the instruction guide provided in these sets, artists will experience the unique properties of Heavy Body, Fluid Acrylics, OPEN Acrylics and High Flow Acrylics, as well as a range of Pastes, Gels and Mediums. The exercises are designed to be easy to execute while providing artists with an understanding of the materials and a foundation for translating the experience into their own creative process.
This medium offers a dry film that has the appearance of rough handmade paper. Skimming the product with a wet palette knife can make a smoother surface. When dry, it has an off-white color and is very absorbent, making it ideal for use with acrylic and watercolor washes or inks. It has a thick, somewhat sticky feel in the wet state.