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Featured Artist: Caroline Adams

Remain, 22×28, egg tempera and oil on Ampersand Claybord

Caroline Adams, an egg tempera artist, discovered Claybord for her abstract landscape artwork. Inspired by the many places she has lived, her work draws from the colors, shapes, and lines of each place.

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Fluid Art with Claybord Art Tiles and Marabu Alcohol Inks

Fluid Art with Claybord Art Tiles and Marabu Alcohol Inks

Glossy, transparent surfaces that reflect “submerged” colors and designs are quite pleasing to the eye. There are numerous ways to achieve this effect, like using expensive resins or layers of glass, for instance. In this step-by-step guide by Celia Buchanan, you’ll find a fun and easy alternative to explore with Marabu Alcohol Inks and acrylic pouring medium on Ampersand’s NEW Claybord Art Tiles!

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Q&A with Claybord Artist Lipstick Lex

Lex’s Gallery in Sarasota, FL

Q&A with Claybord Artist Lipstick Lex

Sarasota, Florida-based Claybord artist, Alexis Fraser, is otherwise known in the art scene as “Lipstick Lex”. With an emphasis on promoting love, self-love, beauty, personal empowerment, and creative inspiration through her subjects, Lex’s innovative method delivers chic and conversational art that is equally vibrant as it is unique. Lex puts her love into each work of art – not just literally with her physical kisses, but from the moment of conceptualization, with each and every brushstroke, the finishing touches, her signature on the bottom corner, and of course the polishing layer of protective resin to conclude the piece.

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Claybord and Golden® High Flow Acrylics

Claybord and Golden® High Flow Acrylics

Amy Shawley Paquette demonstrates her “painterly illustrative” style using Claybord and Golden® High Flow acrylics. She is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by nature, texture, color, and travel. Her work incorporates figurative elements with wildlife, architecture, and landscapes that are influenced by her adventures.

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Image Transfer on Claybord with Dana Brown

Image Transfer on Claybord with Dana Brown

My artwork often involves combining several techniques and materials. Ampersand Claybord is great for this kind of work because of its versatility. The strong, rigid panel can take the pressure of an image transfer process without bending or tearing. Its smooth surface allows for a clean transfer and collage materials make a perfectly flush connection. The fact that Claybord is an archival surface is an added bonus.

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