Sculpture Painting Refers to the Act of Painting on a Sculpture

Sculpture painting is the process of painting a three-dimensional work of art. This can be done with a variety of mediums, but is most commonly done with oil paints. Sculpture painting often brings out the subtleties and details in a piece that may not be as apparent when viewed from afar. It can also add a sense of dimension and depth to a sculpture.


Gesso has been used by artists for centuries. During the Renaissance, gesso was often mixed with rabbit skin glue to create a stronger surface for paintings. Today, there are many different types of gesso available on the market, each designed for specific uses.

When preparing a surface for painting, it is important to ensure that the surface is clean and free of any dirt or debris. Once the surface has been cleaned, it should be sanded down so that it is smooth. Gesso can then be applied to the surface using a brush or roller.

Once the gesso has been applied, it should be left to dry for several hours or overnight before being painted on top of with acrylic or oil paint. If you are using oil paint, you may need to apply several coats of gesso in order to achieve an even finish.

Gel Medium

When mixed with water-based paints, gel medium will increase the transparency of the paint and extend the drying time. This allows you more working time before the paint sets up. You can also add pigment powder to gel medium to create your own custom colors of opaque acrylic paint.

Gel medium can be mixed with fiberglass resin to create a durable, waterproof finish that can be sanded and polished when dry. This mixture is often used as an alternative to epoxy resin for coating countertops and other surfaces where a high-gloss finish is desired.

Adding glitter or beads to gel medium will result in a sparkly, shimmering finish that can add interest and dimension to paintings or other projects. You can also use it as an adhesive for attaching objects such as gems, sequins, or buttons.


There are two types of varnish: oil-based and water-based. Oil-based varnishes take longer to dry but provide a more durable finish. Water-based varnishes are easier to apply and remove, but they may not last as long as oil-based varnishes.

To apply varnish, first make sure the surface is clean and free of dust. If necessary, lightly s and the surface before applying the varnish. Apply the varnish with a brush or roller, using even strokes in one direction. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area, as some types of varnish can be quite smelly!

Allow the first coat of varnish to dry completely before applying additional coats. Depending on the type of varnish you use, this could take anywhere from several hours to several days. Once the final coat of varnish is dry, your painting or sculpture should have a beautiful glossy finish that will help it last for many years!

Crackle medium & paste

Crackle medium and paste are used to create a cracked or aged appearance on painted surfaces. The crackle paste is applied over a basecoat, and then the topcoat is applied over the crackle paste. As the topcoat dries, it shrinks and pulls away from the basecoat, creating cracks in the paint.

Metallic wax

Metallic wax is a type of wax that contains metallic pigments. It can be used to create various effects on surfaces, including a high-gloss, shimmering finish. Metallic wax can be applied to wood, metal, plaster, and other materials.

Modelling Paste

When mixed with colour, modelling paste can be used as a painting medium or as a way to add texture to your paintings. You can also use it straight from the tube to create 3-dimensional effects. It can be thinned down with water for airbrushing techniques or applied with a variety of other tools such as palette knives, sponges, brayers, etc.

Modelling paste is perfect for creating raised details, stenciling, impasto effects, and more. It can be used on canvas, wood panel, paper – just about any surface you can think of! Plus, it’s easy to clean up with soap and water while wet; once it dries however you will need solvents such as acetone or white spirit .

So now that you know all about modelling paste – go forth and create! Be sure to share your results with us on social media using the hashtag # UtrechtModelingPaste.