Acrylics, Tips & techniques

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

Jane Hunt, oil on Ampersand Gessobord

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.

Gessobord demo

An educational and entertaining exploration of Ampersand Gessobord by mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt. (English subtitles)

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!