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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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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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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 >>

Featured Gallery Artist: Jessica Herrera

Hummingbirds in Garden, 2012, 16″ x 20″

Full time mom, veteran and busy artist, Jessica Herrera works in a range of both materials and subject matter.  Her work in Scratchbord here has won 1st place in the Albuquerque, NM VA art show and 3rd place in the New Mexico Veterans art show.  She will have two pieces at the upcoming New Mexico State Fair fine art show expo running later this month.
More details here on her website:  www.creativekitty.com

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

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