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Make your own festive wood signs with Ampersand panels and some everyday art supplies. Ampersand Birch Wood Panels are an excellent choice for a project like this and they are sold in multi-packs so you can make signs for yourself and some for gifts!
Gessobord is the perfect choice for acrylic painting. Forget about the time-consuming process of applying and sanding several applications of gesso; Gessobord is ready to use, no preparation necessary.
Sealing and varnishing finished artwork on Ampersand panels is extremely important especially when framing without glass. See our list of suggestions for sealing and varnishing popular mediums using products we have successfully tested on our panels.
Commonly, artists ask us if unprimed wood panels need to be sealed. Except for encaustics, the answer is Yes.
The Artist Panel Primed Canvas Texture is a perfect choice for acrylic painters that want all the benefits of a panel but enjoy painting on a surface with a traditional canvas texture.
Aquabord is a great surface for acrylics. Its heavily textured surface offers great adhesion with washes and layering. Because of the high absorbency of Aquabord, acrylic paint soaks in and dries very quickly when painting in thin washes.
German mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates techniques on Ampersand Claybord. (English subtitles)
Watch artist and author Brigitte Waldschmidt experiment with mixed media on an Ampersand Primed Smooth. (Time-lapse)
Check out this video showing the stunning triptych international muralist, Taylor Reinhold created on oversized Ampersand Gessobord panels.
Join Ampersand Artist Ambassador Scott Gellatly as he uses Gessobord, Aquabord, and Pastelbord for his plein air work.
Golden Artist Educator Samantha Williams-Chapelsky walks us through her project.
Time-lapse of Dither by Mark Dean Veca. Acrylic on 48x60 Ampersand Claybord.
Have you tried bubble art on Ampersand Claybord? This is a great art project for the family that is perfect for all ages. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to create beautiful artwork using some household items. Claybord’s unique, absorbent surface is a perfect choice for this project!
German mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates multiple techniques and media on Ampersand Primed Smooth. (English subtitles)
An educational and entertaining exploration of Ampersand Gessobord by mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt. (English subtitles)