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Panel Comparison Chart

 

Cypress Shallows by Muenzenmayer
Cypress Shadows, acrylic on Pastelbord
by Ken Muenzenmayer

Our new panel comparison chart will help you get started with Ampersand Panels if you have never used them before, or if you are looking to try a new surface.  This is just an overview of what we recommend and what of our artists prefer.  However, there are no hard and fast rules on using Ampersand panels, please choose what you enjoy and let us know about the results.  

Hardbord, Natural Wood Panel and the Artist Panel Unprimed Basswood are all unprimed unsealed raw panels; so they can be sealed and primed for your preferred use.  All raw panels need to be sealed and primed before use.

Don’t forget to send images to us of your work, either here on the blog, to our email at gallery@ampersandart.com or on our Facebook Page.

Oils Acrylics Watercolor 
Gouache
Egg Tempera Ink- Encaustic Airbrush Colored&
Graphite
Pencil
Pastel Mixed Media Collage
Claybord
Smooth &
Very Absorbent

   
 
Aquabord
Textured &
Very Absorbent
               
Scratchbord
Smooth

 
   
           
Gessobord
Semi-smooth &
Non-Absorbent
             
Encausticbord

       
     
Hardbord
Smooth &
Non-Absorbent
                     
Pastelbord  
         
   
Natural
Wood Panel
Smooth
         
         
Artist Panel
Unprimed
Smooth
     
     
Artist Panel
Canvas
Textured &
Non-Absorbent
             
Artist Panel
Primed Smooth
Smooth
   
   
 


All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.

The Artist Panel: Canvas Texture

The top benefits of using the Artist Panel in Canvas Texture:

canvas texture panel

 

Value Series Artist Panel™
• Acrylic gesso ground on MDF
• Medium canvas texture for optimum paint control
• Ampersand quality at an affordable price
 
Many Fine Art and Craft Uses:
• Ready to paint with oils, acrylics and mixed media
• Perfect for altered art, collage and found objects
• Simple to hang and frame

Do you want more control over your paint applications and brighter truer colors? Then try the Artist Panel™, a top quality MDF panel sealed with acid-free acrylic gesso with added canvas texture. Perfect with oil paints and acrylics, the ready-to-paint canvas-like texture gives artists all the advantages of painting on panel, but with the familiar feel of a fine linen or canvas. The durable rigid medium density fiberboard support makes the Artist Panel ideal for palette-knife painting and multi-media applications. Available in a 9mm panel with hanging slots on the back, a ¾” and a 1.5″ cradled profile. The cradle support frames are hand made using 1/2” birch plywood offering maximum stability and support. For ideas on how to treat the edges of the cradle, consult this article on hanging and framing.

All things Ampersand, 
Karyn Meyer-Berthel 
Artist & Social Media Specialist 
Ampersand Art Supply 

Click here to explore the full selection of Ampersand panels and tools.