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Watch this video and learn about the history of Ampersand and how it all started!
Artists Network artist Scott Maier walks you through framing your art with Ampersand Floaterframes.
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.
Ampersand Unprimed Basswood is a smooth, uncoated panel that is free from plywood seams, knots, or troublesome raised fibers. We compiled our top ten reasons and advantages of painting on this surface.
Unprimed Basswood is handcrafted using a sturdy, non-flexible 4mm basswood top, sanded perfectly smooth and ready to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Its minimal wood grain is straight and has a fine, even texture and a moderate natural luster.
General tips and techniques on transferring images, adding color, and sealing and framing Ampersand Scratchbord
Artists ask us why they should paint on panels and specifically why Ampersand products over other brands. We compiled our top ten reasons and advantages of painting on rigid Ampersand panels.
RISD Adjunct Professor Clara Lieu and Art Prof Guest Teaching Artist Song Kang demonstrate and explain all of the art supplies and drawing techniques you need to create a detailed scratchboard drawing from beginning to end.
We recommend all pastels be framed under glass. The glass protects the fragile nature of the pastels while also keeping their colors true to life.
Only Ampersand builds their cradles by hand with premium grade 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look from edge to edge.
An informational video showcasing the features and benefits of the Ampersand Birch Wood Panel featuring a fun collage project.
Watercolorists and gouache painters love painting on Aquabord because colors are more vibrant than on paper and it allows for exciting techniques simply not possible on paper. Watch this video to learn more about this amazing watercolor panel.
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)
Gessobord, Claybord, and Unprimed Basswood are available in sizes up to 48x72. This fun video can give you a sense of just how big our big panels are!
An educational and entertaining exploration of Ampersand Pastelbord by mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt. (Time-lapse)