Lezley’s Art Tutorials: “Applying Molding Paste”


Lezley demos how to apply molding paste and create sculptural kanji ready for pouring and glazes.

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Molding Paste: http://tiny.cc/MoldingPaste

Gallery Canvas: http://tiny.cc/GalleryWrapCanvas

Large Palette Knives: http://tiny.cc/PlasticPaletteKnife

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  1. Apparently no teachers in art schools today are pointing out that acrylic paints and mediums are made in the laboratory and contain chemicals. You should never manipulate them with your bare hands. Always wear gloves. I use nitrile gloves. We were taught this in college in the 80s. The chemical formulations have not changed. Many cause cancer. Many acrylic painters have died from liver damage for ignoring this advice.

  2. Ive found this channel super late it seems. Absolutely love your art videos though, I can be a slow learner but you've really helped me wrap my head around certain things. Please do more art videos 🙂

  3. I too would like to see the finished product. (Maybe post the finished product first so we can see what you are trying to acheive) Thanks for sharing.
    I'd like to know if there is something that can be added to the paste that will make if flexible for canvas.

  4. What he said. 😀

    Also, I'm not a big fan of the Liquitex range of molding pastes. They're heavy and brittle and crack easily – I swear it's just drywall compound.

    @breadrollboy nailed it – Golden and Tri-Art are my molding paste brands of choice.

  5. Probably, they recommend you don't apply in coats more than a quarter of an inch thick. Could also happen from drying to quickly, for example on top of a radiator or in a very warm room. It can be used on canvas though, especially the 'Golden' range. I use it all the time on canvas and haven't had any cracking

  6. Yeah… kinda of. I'm drawing a Kanji with my fingers by pushing away the molding paste to reveal the canvas underneath.

    The Kanji is from the iChing and is "Continuing" (I think – I may be wrong… normally I write it on the back of the canvas, but I didn't on this one so I'm not 100% sure what this one means.)

  7. I have an art exam on Thursday, and I'm hoping to use moelling paste on my Map (I'm doing landscape), but I've got NO IDEA what I'm doing. Any advice?
    P.S. You're videos are very helpful 🙂

  8. @arelirdza The jar had sat for a few days before I used it. There didn't seem to be many bubbles in the jar… but there sure were when I poured it out!

    I'm glad it's working for you – clearly, you have the clear tar gel magic. 😀

  9. @4theloveofnightcore You can mix it with the paint and apply it to your canvas… or apply it first, let it dry and then paint on top (my preferred method). It's great for building texture – any kind of texture. You can use it to embed items into the canvas (mosaic tiles… marbles… beads…). You can use it to replicate brush strokes or create textures in areas of your painting to replicate landscape effects…

    It's pretty cool. Good luck!

  10. okay, so i just got some of this on my birthday and i have no idea how to use it. so you make a shape on the canvas and then..? do you peel it off or…paint on top of it..?? i dont really understand its usage.

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