Tutorials, videos, tips & techniques

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Gessobord demo

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

Butterfly effect with inks

Work in progress to the final presentation of Butterfly Effect. Ink on oversized 48x60 Ampersand Claybord by Andrea Pramuk.

Watch the Scratchbord video to learn why it is the professional's choice for scratchboard.

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

Large Gessobord

A fun, stop-motion video to show a 48x72 Gessobord with an artist for scale.

Archiva-seal

Ampersand's exclusive Archiva-Seal™ ensures paintings won’t yellow over time due to support-induced discoloration. Learn why this critical process makes Ampersand panels the most-trusted surface among artists.

Collage on Gessobord

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

Artist Panels

Why choose a panel? Watch this short video to learn about the advantages of creating artwork on a panel instead of a flexible surface.

Think all unprimed wood panels are the same? Think again! Watch this video and learn why Ampersand's Unprimed Basswood is the best choice for artists that love working on raw, uncoated wood.

Primed smooth pour-over

Paint glides across the surface of Ampersand Primed Smooth without a texture or weave to interrupt the flow. It is the perfect surface for paint pouring.

Learn more about the Ampersand Primed Smooth gesso panel and why artists enjoy this smooth surface for oil, acrylic, pouring, ink, graphite, mixed media, and more.

Hardbord is the most stable substrate on the market and is used for all Ampersand Museum Series panels. Watch this video to learn more.

Learn more about Ampersand Floaterframes: the profiles, the styles, the colors available, even which frame to use for flat or 1.5" cradled artwork. You'll see why the Ampersand Floaterframe is simply the easiest floater frame you'll ever use.