like frosting, but different.

That is how I describe molding paste. You can find it in the isle with artist canvas/acrylic paints at the craft store, and it’s lots of fun. I think of it as frosting because you can spread it thin or thick and it has a similar consistency. I prefer golden brand– it comes in heavy, light, etc. and I like the options.

Of course, I don’t live anywhere near a store that sells golden, so sometimes I go with whatever brand M’s has (liquitex?) and that’s ok too. Not quite as nice, but cheaper and more available so I’ll make do.


Here’s that Pride & Prejudice canvas piece I’m currently working on. It started to look muddy, so I┬ájust added some white paint and gold leafing pen. I’m liking it more now, and it’s ready for the 3-d/embellishing faze once dry.


You can see here all the texture, how it’s higher in some areas? That’s thanks to my friend molding paste. It’s frosting without the calories for your crafting.


I’ve “carved” dollhouse roofs, doodled, and otherwise created texture on flat surfaces with this wonderful stuff. I’ve only used it once in a tiny amount on a scrapbook layout directly. I think it needs a sturdier surface that won’t warp so easily. I’ve got some drying on that present/decor/centerpiece tower I am making right now… hoping to finish that off in the next 24hrs or so.

If you’re ever in the mood to craft and play like a kid… try this stuff out. It’ll make a royal mess out of your fingers and it is totally worth it.

4 thoughts on “like frosting, but different.”

  1. Thanks for more info. I was wondering about this stuff. I am going to give it a try. Sounds like fun. I am already thinking about what I can do with it.

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