Only Encausticbord has a ready to use surface formulated for the unique demands of encaustic painting and mixed media. Encaustic gesso is applied to Ampersand’s sealed Hardbord panel to form a bright, smooth and velvety surface that is ready to use with the ancient technique of encaustic painting. *Please not that items marked as oversized may incur...
Museum Series Claybord is made using 1/8" true artist hardboard and features Ampersand’s simply amazing kaolin clay ground formula similar in paintability to the clay gesso grounds used during the Renaissance.
Build up your own unique painting grounds and textures on Ampersand Museum Series Hardbord, our ultra-stable professional artist-grade hardboard support
Museum Series Aquabord is an acid-free textured clay surface that absorbs watercolors like a fine paper. Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolor papers can't match.
Scratchbord is a clay coated hardboard panel for scratchboard that is coated with India ink. Comparable to traditional paper scratchboard, except better – it’s more durable and easier to scratch into for cleaner and crisper details and lines. *Please not that items marked as oversized may incur additional shipping fees.
Pastelbord is a clay and gesso coated hardboard panel with a granular marble dust finish comparable to a sanded pastel paper except more durable and more versatile. The coating is pH neutral and non-yellowing, making it a truly permanent museum quality surface. *Please not that items marked as oversized may incur additional shipping fees.
It’s true. Museum Series Gessobord is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colors and the lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control. *Please not that items marked as oversized may incur additional shipping fees.
Artist Panel, a top quality MDF panel sealed with acid-free acrylic gesso with added canvas texture. Perfect with oil paints and acrylics, the ready-to-paint canvas-like texture gives artists all the advantages of painting on panel, but with the familiar feel of a fine linen or canvas.
Made from Ampersand's signature 1/8" thick hardboard masonite, either flat or mounted to a 7/8" or 1-1/2" primed pine wood cradle, Smooth Artist Panels are archival, warp resistant and immediately ready to use.
Ampersand Unprimed Basswood Artist Panels have a limited wood grain and are exquisitely smooth; free of seams, knots and raised fibers. These sturdy panels do not bend, give or flex, and have a have a smooth, uniform finish. The panels are thoroughly tested for warp-resistance and durability. Great for encaustic, collage, mixed media and more!