Molding Pastes are water-based products formulated with 100% acrylic
polymer emulsions, which give great flexibility and durability.
Drying times greatly depend upon film thickness. They dry to an
opaque, semi-gloss film to which subsequent layers of acrylic
paint and mediums can be applied. All Molding Pastes can be easily
tinted with GOLDEN Heavy Body, Matte, High Load and Fluid Acrylic
All GOLDEN Molding Pastes clean up with soap and water. Do not
let products dry on tools. Keep tools wet while in use. Soak tools
in soapy water to remove dried films.
MOLDING PASTE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
Molding Paste (Regular)
Paste is similar to the consistency of GOLDEN Heavy Gels, yet
the marble dust solids impart a unique feel due to the material's
higher density. It is an opaque gray product that dries to a semi-gloss
When used alone or
mixed with other products, such as GOLDEN Heavy Body Acrylics,
it offers a hard yet flexible film. Capable of holding good peaks,
Molding Paste is excellent for building surfaces or creating textures.
Hard Molding Paste
This product is similar to the regular Molding Paste, but
develops a much harder film. When dry, it can be carved with hand
or power tools, and is readily sandable. It can be used on rigid
supports like wood to add designs or texture to the object. Hard
Molding Paste can also be mixed with acrylic paints or painted
Flexibility can be improved by blending with regular Molding
Paste or Regular or Heavy Gel. To minimize the chance of cracking,
avoid applying a single layer thicker than 1/4 inch. Multiple
layers can be applied to achieve thicker overall applications;
this actually facilitates faster drying.
Extra Heavy Gel / Molding Paste
This unique blend of Extra Heavy Gel Gloss and Molding Paste
creates a satiny, semi-opaque film that holds excellent peaks.
Mixing with other acrylics gives better clarity of color than
other molding pastes because of the lower level of opaque fillers.
Due to the thickness and solid levels, this product retains tool
marks better than the other Molding Pastes.
Light Molding Paste
Originally developed as a custom product for an artist whose
large, abstract paintings were literally ripping the canvas from
its stretcher bars. Mixtures made with this lightweight material
allow an artist to work larger with less overall weight.
This product has a white, low-density filler that replaces the
traditional marble dust. Aside from being much whiter in color
than the other molding pastes, Light Molding Paste is approximately
67% lighter by weight! It has a consistency similar to cake icing,
easily manipulated by a palette knife. Wonderfully high peaks
maintain their height and appearance. The spongy flexibility opens
up new possibilities.
Light Molding Paste's unique attributes allow an artist to use
this product in new ways. It can be used simply as a lightweight
filler for paints, as a white tinting medium or as a ground.
- Use as a Low-Weight, Texturing Medium
For creating thick textures, Light Molding Paste is extremely
useful. Large projects that normally would have great weight
are easier to move and have lower shipping costs. Using a palette
knife, stucco-like textures or frescoed walls are easily developed.
- Use as a Modeling Compound
Dimensional objects can be covered with Light Molding Paste
and sculpted while wet. After drying, the Molding Paste can
be "chiseled" or carved with a razor knife, painted
or further developed with additional layers of product.
- Use as a Substrate
A 1/4-inch thick layer of Light Molding Paste applied to
a gessoed canvas can allow an artist to manipulate while wet
by using a stylus to draw into the paste. Work quickly, and
continually wipe off the stylus with a damp rag. Once dry, this
image can be painted or can be developed further with subsequent
- Use as a White Tinting Medium
The whiteness of this paste can be used to tint an acrylic paint.
Add 10% color into the Light Molding Paste to start. Keep paints
additions low in order to maintain low weight. Offers a different
feel and look than using Titanium or Zinc Whites.
The above information is based on research and testing done by
Golden Artist Colors, Inc., and is provided as a basis for understanding
the potential uses of the products mentioned. Due to the numerous
variables in methods, materials and conditions of producing art,
Golden Artist Colors, Inc. cannot be sure the product will be
right for you. Therefore, we urge product users to test each application
to ensure all individual project requirements are met. While we
believe the above information is accurate, WE MAKE NO EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, and we shall in no event be liable for any damages
(indirect, consequential, or otherwise) that may occur as a result
of a product application.
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