Atelier Modelling Compound is a very thick, textural paste used for exaggerated structure in acrylic paintings. It has the same flexibility as Atelier paints and is used to create strong textural interest, at any stage, in the painting process. Dries white, matt finish & can be mixed with paint to produce a coloured ground or painted over once dry.
No need to dilute - use directly from the container. Atelier Modelling Compound can also be used as an economical paint extender: mixed with Atelier Colours, it does not reduce the viscosity of the paint.
Acrylic Painting applications: Generally used as an impasto/texturing material that is painted over when dry. Enables you to build massive, impasto areas in a painting either before commencing to paint or at any stage in the painting process. It has a similar flexibility to paint and does not need medium added when applied to canvas.
May be used as a pigmentless gesso on neutral white surfaces, such as paper. Excellent for roughing up a painting which is becoming too slick. Atelier Modelling Compound provides a good tooth for glazing techniques. For even rougher textural effects, simply add sand, sawdust, etc.
Oil Painting applications: Atelier Modelling Compound can be used for under-texture in oil paintings, but as it is waterbased, it must be applied before the oil paint.