Molding Paste is Excellent for building surfaces and creating textures. Dries to a hard, yet flexible, opaque film. Molding Paste can also be used to create foundations for painting either to create texture over a smoother surface, or to smooth out a textured surface. Unlike gels, pastes are opaque because they contain Marble Dust or other fillers that create a white or clay-tone finish. The absorbent qualities of Molding Paste make it suitable as a ground for nearly every painting and drawing media. When used in conjunction with acrylic colors they broaden working properties and expand creative possibilities.