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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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Floaterframe and Gold Leaf

Floaterframe and Gold Leaf

Did you know that you can customize Ampersand’s Floaterframes? One way is to apply a metal leaf. A gold Floaterframe is a beautiful treatment that can enhance your artwork and truly make it stand out.

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Silhouettes on Primed Smooth

Silhouettes on Primed Smooth

Ampersand Primed Smooth works great for making silhouette paintings of your family or friends. Its smooth surface means that you’ll have excellent control of both the drawing and the painting steps in this project. Also, because it is a rigid panel, you can frame it without a mat or glass when you’re done for a lasting keepsake!

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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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Painterly Illustrations with Amy Shawley

It’s time for another project featuring our Smooth Surface Holiday Bundle! Amy Shawley is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by nature, texture, lost cities, travel, and dreams. Her work incorporates figurative elements with wildlife, architecture, and landscapes that are influenced by her adventures.Amy teaches art workshops locally & nationally and published her first book in 2015. Amy is also another artist who is a part of Golden’s Working Artist Program.  Continue Reading >>