Tutorials, videos, tips & techniques

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Misty Segura-Bowers, William, 20x16, watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord
Artwork by Misty Segura-Bowers

Developed for the unique demands of watercolor painting, Aquabord has a wonderful texture similar to cold-pressed watercolor paper. Watercolorists and gouache painters love painting on Aquabord for many reasons.

Joe A. Oakes, Morning Stroll, 36x24, acrylic on Ampersand Aquabord
Artwork by Joe A. Oakes

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.

Shawn Dell Joyce is a Florida-based plein air painter known for glowing sunsets, bold colors, dramatic scenery, and Florida wildlife.

Justin Vining specializes in landscapes and cityscapes. He studied Art Education at Purdue University and taught elementary art for three years. Following his tenure as a teacher, Justin attended law school, where he rekindled his love for creating between classes and clerking. Shortly after graduating and passing the bar in 2010, Justin decided to pursue art full-time and hasn’t looked back.

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.

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)

German mixed-media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt demonstrates watercolor techniques on Ampersand Aquabord.

large art panels

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!

Check out this video showing the stunning triptych international muralist, Taylor Reinhold created on oversized Ampersand Gessobord panels.

Enjoy this fun multimedia on Claybord demonstration by Ampersand Artist Ambassador Micah Goguen.

Encaustic artwork

Encaustic artist and Ampersand Artist Ambassador, Julie Snidle shares a fun video explaining why Encausticbord is her favorite surface.