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FALL SALE! Gessobord, Claybord, Scratchbord, and Value Series Panels and Fantastic Back-to-School Prices!

We have some exciting deals happening for Fall Back-to-School at participating retailers!

Gessobord – Claybord – Scratchbord
Primed Smooth – Canvas Texture
Unprimed Basswood 

All on Sale at up to 50% off!

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SPRING SALE! Claybord, Aquabord, and Pastelbord at Great Prices!

We have some exciting deals happening for Spring at participating retailers!

Claybord – Aquabord – Pastelbord

All on Sale at up to 50% off!

And don’t miss this!

BUY 2 Claybords or Aquabords and Get 1 Free!

We have prepackaged sets of three flat panels on sale for the price of two! Claybord packs are available in 8×8, 10 x 10 and 12×12 sizes while Aquabord is available in 8×10, 9×12 and 11×14 sizes!

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Gessobord Basics

Museum Series Gessobord™ is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The coating is 88% thicker than other gessoed panels on the market. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colors, and the wonderful lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control. Continue Reading >>

Which Panel should I use? A Product Comparison

Media
Product
Discussion
Acrylics Claybord™
Gessobord™
Pastelbord™
We highly recommend using thin washes of acrylics on Claybord or try Gessobord for a less absorbent panel or Pastelbord for a surface with more texture and a toned ground.
Airbrush Claybord™ Claybord is ideal for airbrush.
Calligraphy Claybord™ Ampersand recommends Claybord.
Casein Claybord™
Gessobord™
Claybord and Gessobord are both appropriate for casein.
Egg Tempera Claybord™ Use egg tempera on Claybord.  Compare with panels you are preparing yourself.
Encaustic Encausticbord™ Encausticbord is made for the unique demands of encaustic painting.
Gouache Aquabord™ We recommend Aquabord for gouache.
Graphite & Colored Pencils Claybord™ Use graphite and colored pencils with Claybord.
Inks Claybord™
Scratchbord™
We recommend Claybord with inks because they can be easily erased and manipulated.
Markers Claybord™ Use Claybord with markers and frame without glass.
Oils & Oil Sticks Claybord™
Gessobord™
We recommend Gessobord with oils.  Claybord can also be used, but is very absorbent.
Pastels Pastelbord™ We recommend Pastelbord with all types of pastels.
Scratchboard Scratchbord™ Use Scratchbord as a professional alternative to scratchboard paper.
Watercolors Aquabord™ Use Aquabord, similar to cold press paper for very wet watercolor washes.


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

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