(Regular Molding Paste, Coarse Molding Paste, Hard Molding Paste, Light Molding Paste, & Extra Heavy Molding Paste)
GOLDEN Molding Pastes are opaque products that can be used to create textural surfaces. Manipulation can be done while wet, or after the paste has dried. Molding Paste and Hard Molding Paste can be sanded, carved by hand or with power tools, while Extra Heavy Molding Paste and Light Molding Paste are useful for creating highly textured, impasto techniques.
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, SoFlat, High Flow Acrylics, and Fluid Acrylic Paints. OPEN Acrylic Products may be used over Molding Pastes but generally should not be blended with Molding Paste and used thickly.
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.
INDIVIDUAL MOLDING PASTE PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
GOLDEN Molding 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 sheen.
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 over.
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 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.
Coarse Molding Paste
This product is a thick, warm white medium with calcium carbonate solids that creates a toothy, finely pebbled surface, similar to fine sandpaper. It dries to a hard, stiff but flexible and absorbent film with moderate translucency when applied thinly (up to about 1/8 inch thickness).
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 layers.
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.