Tutorials, videos, tips & techniques

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

bubble art

Have you tried bubble art on Ampersand Claybord? This is a great art project for the family that is perfect for all ages. You will be amazed at how easy it can be to create beautiful artwork using some household items. Claybord’s unique, absorbent surface is a perfect choice for this project!

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.

Pastel demo

An educational and entertaining exploration of Ampersand Pastelbord by mixed media artist and author, Brigitte Waldschmidt. (Time-lapse)

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)

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.

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.