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About This Product

Schmincke AQUA Modeling Paste is a texture medium for watercolors and water-based pigment inks. It's capable of effects normally associated with acrylics, but with the special beauty and versatile working characteristics of watercolor.

Using AQUA Modeling Paste is pretty simple. Dip a palette knife into the jar and put a glob of paste on your palette. Add color—and here you can be really creative, mixing with Schmincke Horadam watercolors, other brands of traditional watercolor you may have in the studio, or concentrated pigment paste. You can alter the texture with a few drops of water, and you can create interesting wet-on-wet effects by soaking your paper in advance. For watercolor and ink artists, the possibilities are endless.

You can also use this handy little jar as a textured ground. Apply it without color to your surface, then let it dry completely. Now you have a textured surface that absorbs water and allows for lifting and blending, just like watercolor paper. Paint on top of the texture, allowing the paint to pool around hard edges, so that your final piece feels three-dimensional and complex.

This is AQUA Modeling Paste with fine texture, which looks and feels like marshmallow filling. It can hold a stiff peak, or you can smooth it out with a palette knife. Either way, you'll make painterly strokes that cast shadows and have their own topology.

100 mL jar. Made in Germany.

Also available in coarse texture.