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All Things Ampersand

Artist Panels 101: Primed Smooth and Canvas Texture

Ampersand Artist Panel Series panels are a wonderful way to experience panel painting on high-quality, durable surfaces. There are three distinct panels in this series, each with a unique surface and quality to help artists engage in their own creative process.

Earlier this year, we delved deep into the Unprimed Basswood Artist Panel. Today, we will conclude the Artist Panels 101 educational series by exploring the Primed Smooth and the Primed Canvas Texture Panels.

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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 >>

Scratchbord 101

Many artists are just now learning about Ampersand’s extraordinary surfaces. This back-to-basics series was created to help differentiate between our various panels, as well as to provide a product review for the experienced Ampersand user. In our previous “101” post, we looked at Claybord. Today, we will look at Claybord’s sister surface – Scratchbord. Continue Reading >>