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All Things Ampersand

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!

CLICK HERE TO FIND A PARTICIPATING DEALER NEAR YOU!

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PROJECT: Vases, Vases, Vases – Stenciled Cradled Claybord Artist Panel

What do you get when you mix together an 8” x 8” x 1.5” cradled Claybord Artist Panel from Ampersand Art Supply with two stencils from StencilGirl Products, plus inks, a black pen, along with black, white and Emperor’s Gold paint?

Well…You get an afternoon of fun and a panel that can be the starting point for collage and more layering or to hang on the wall with no further additions.

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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #3 – “INQUISITIVENESS”

We are now on month # 3 with our four talented artists who are working on a year-long collaborative project using Ampersand Gessobord! Every month these artists create a piece on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord, based on a predetermined theme. At the end of 12 months, all of the works will be displayed in an exhibition. Refer to our original post for the details of this fantastic collaboration.

The third month’s theme is “INQUISITIVENESS” and is to be interpreted using all whites. Each artist was charged with creating a painting that shows “inquisitiveness” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

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Four Artists, Twelve Months: Month #2 – “BOASTFUL”

My, time flies! We are now on month # 2 with our four abstract artists who have started a year-long collaborative project using Ampersand Gessobord!  Each month the four artists will create a work of art on a 12″x12″ Deep Cradled Ampersand Gessobord with a defined theme. Then, at the end of the year, all of the artworks will be displayed in an exhibition. Refer to our original post for the details of this fantastic collaboration.

The second month’s theme is “Boastful” and is to be interpreted using complementary colors. Each artist was charged with creating a painting that shows “boastful” as they interpret it, using their own unique approach and style.

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Project: Klimt-ify It!

I’ve always loved Gustaf Klimt’s paintings. They’re filled with elaborate patterns and endless tiny details, along with lots and lots and LOTS of gold! I thought it would be fun to design a panel that channels my own inner Klimt. I hope you’ll join me.

I started with a 12” x 16 Unprimed Basswood Artist Panel from Ampersand Art Supply. Instead of a painting, I created a collage using torn papers, outline butterfly and leaf peel-offs, iridescent Mylar (Shimmer Sheetz), glittery stickers, leafy branch stickers, and pens – Gold, of course, plus black and white. And for the large gold circles, I incorporated dollar store bangles!
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