Mixed media

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

Leslie Giuliani, Cage, 10x8, mixed media on Ampersand Encausticbord
Artwork by Leslie Giuliani

Professional encaustic painters attest to how exceptionally well Encausticbord works when used alone with encaustic paint or in combination with a wide variety of mixed media techniques including collage, oil paints and oil sticks, image transfers, and incising.

Claybord demo

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)

In this step-by-step guide by Celia Buchanan, explore Marabu Alcohol Inks and acrylic pouring medium on Ampersand's Claybord Art Tiles.

Mixed media tutorial

Learn how to use alcohol inks in different ways to paint a textured mixed media art panel. Build raised areas with molding paste, distress the surface and mute the colors to create an interesting background, then draw on top with Graphix Aqua Inks.

Gessobord demo

German mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates multiple techniques and media on Ampersand Primed Smooth. (English subtitles)

Pastel demo

German mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates the versatility of Ampersand Pastelbord. (English subtitles)

Gessobord demo

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

Watch the Pastelbord video to learn about Ampersand Pastelbord and why it is the perfect surface for pastels and so much more.

Collage on Gessobord

A fun, stop-motion video of collage on Ampersand Gessobord.

Image Transfer

Ampersand Artist Ambassador Frances Tyler gives an excellent demonstration on how to transfer images onto Claybord Art Tiles.

Claybord is great for this kind of work because of its versatility. The rigid panel takes the pressure of an image transfer process without bending or tearing. Its smooth surface allows for a clean transfer and for collage materials to make a perfectly flush connection.

It’s hard not to get swept up in the work of John Cruz. His paintings are at once recognizable and yet abstracted. Not only abstract in the customary execution, but also in the range of feelings that his imagery evokes.

Lynnette Shelley

Lynnette Shelley's unusual and culturally charged artwork has won numerous awards and found its way into collections across the world. Her mixed media pieces are a conglomeration of her drawing passion and the collection of interests she has pulled from Celtic art, wildlife, archetypal symbology and art nouveau.

Contemporary acrylic artist, Nancy Reyner, works with gold leaf and acrylics on Ampersand Hardbord. This video is a complete instructional tutorial on gold leaf, its properties, and how to apply it to use as a painting surface. Nancy's exceptional instruction make this video a pleasure to watch and intriguing for even a beginning artist.