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Mounting Photographs to Ampersand Panels and Finishing with a Floaterframe!

Did you know that Ampersand panels are great for mounting photographs?  And when you match that with one of our new floaterframes you have a BEAUTIFUL presentation that makes a wonderful gift for that special someone. How cool is that? Continue Reading >>

Project: Gessobord – Peace, Love, Joy

Prop this festive little Gessobord panel onto your mantel, surround it with greenery, and wait for guests to pepper you with compliments! And be sure to make several to send home with them – it’s an ideal holiday gift, easy to make.

Because the color palette isn’t the traditional red and green, and it features ferns rather than pine branches, this artwork can remain on display year-round. The message of peace, love, and joy resonates just as much in April and September, not just December. Continue Reading >>

Project: Show-Off Squares Claybord Box

When I saw the Claybord Box Kits from Ampersand Art Supply I knew just what to do with some of the star-shaped buttons, canceled stamps, found objects, pieces of dichroic glass and other small items I’ve been collecting over the years: Get them out of the drawer where they’d languished, paint some boxes, and show off the collectibles on the lids! Continue Reading >>

New Gessobord/FloaterFrame All-In-One Bundles

Just in Time for the Holidays!

Gessobord is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel and is the perfect art panel for all painting styles with oil paints, acrylics, and mixed media. Floaterframe is the only do-it-yourself frame specifically designed for wood panels. Put them both together and you have the perfect all-in-one kit for your next artistic masterpiece! Continue Reading >>

Featured Artist: Shalese Sands

… create what you want, not what everyone else wants.  Why create something if it’s not what you love?  Isn’t that the reason you started doing art in the first place?”

Scratchboard artist, Shalese Sands, says she has been drawing since she could hold a pencil.  I’ve always wanted to be an artist.   While she currently works at a full-time job other than her art, her dream is that of becoming a full-time artist.

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