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VIDEO: Samantha Williams Chapelsky’s Claybord/Golden High Flow Project

Samantha Williams-Chapelsky has created a video of her Ampersand/Golden High Flow project! It’s filled with more insights, tips and techniques. Check it out and let us know what you think!
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The Artist Panel: Primed Smooth

Mallard Ducks by Dustin Dattilio in acrylic and airbrush

Our Artist Panel series was created with affordability and ease in mind.  But, some artists are driven to use Artist Panel for it’s unique benefits.  There are three distinct panels in this series, all of which are different from our Museum Series of panels, adding opportunities for artists who need something a bit different.

River Trees by Andrea Pramuk in mixed media

The Artist Panel comes in Primed Smooth, Canvas Texture and Unprimed varieties.  I want to highlight the Primed Smooth panel because of its perfectly prepared edges, something not available in any other panel we make. It is a great surface for wrapping a work around the edges in lieu of framing.

The panels themselves are made from sustainable MDF, medium density fiberboard, and the cradles are made from solid pine, and available in both 7/8″ and 1 1/2″ depths. The panel is also available in an 1/8″ flat design, too.  This Primed Smooth panel is completely ready for taking on art, prepared on the surface and all of the edges with an acid-free acrylic gesso ground.  It’s semi-absorbent surface is good for oils, acrylics and drawing as well as mounting paper, prints and canvas.  

We are always on the look out for artists using our products, so if you work on the Artist Panel, give us a shout.  You can reach us here through our blog, on Facebook, through Twitter or Pinterest and via email.  

More work to come by Artist Panel artists.

Happy Painting!

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.