Tutorials, videos, tips & techniques

Learn techniques from professional artists, follow tutorials, videos, and more.

Making an artist panel

Learn why our craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail make Ampersand panels the BEST panels for artwork!

Artist Panels

Watch this video and learn about the history of Ampersand and how it all started!

Ampersand Artist Ambassador Micah Goguen demonstrates the monoprint process on Ampersand Primed Smooth.

Maryland-based Gessobord artist Eric Robinson specializes in oil and pen to create various visual narratives. Eric’s use of rich earth tones and bold brushwork is met with complementary soothing backgrounds that allow his subjects’ personalities to radiate through and be the focal point of each piece.

Chicago Claybord artist, Louise LeBourgeois, describes how her love of swimming in Lake Michigan carries over into her oil paintings.

At first glance, Hester Berry's oil landscapes on Ampersand Primed Smooth seem abstract. Yet, the more you take in her paintings, the more detailed they become. Her distinct style shows her ability to capture light and use tools for adding detail.

Artists Network artist Scott Maier walks you through framing your art with Ampersand Floaterframes.

Sally Maxwell has been working with scratchboard for over fifty-three years and has helped to define it as a fine art medium. Finding inspiration in animals and her own colorful garden; each piece is a snapshot of the intensity that nature can possess in its quiet moments.

Watch this fun and easy tutorial by Karen Vernon and make a sunflower on Aquabord.

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.

The Gessobord Art Shadow Box has a 2" deep cradle frame with the Gessobord surface on the inside instead of the outside. Perfect for dioramas, installations, and three-dimensional painting.

Decorate the top with water-based paints, inks, collage, photo-transfer, graphic markers, metal leaf, or other decorative techniques.

The smooth clay surface is highly absorbent and perfect for paint, collage, ink, pencil, stamping, and anything else you can imagine.

Artwork by Emily Chaplin

Ampersand Floaterframes are the only do-it-yourself frame specifically designed for wood panels and can also be used for stretched canvas. Made with premium hardwood, Floaterframes are the perfect depth to protect your artwork. Everything you need to frame and hang your artwork is included.

To help us showcase our Floaterframes, we enlisted the help of Havi our gallery dog, plus the talents of many amazing Ampersand Artist Ambassadors.

Watch this fun and easy tutorial by Karen Vernon and make a flower bouquet on Aquabord.