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Ampersand Art Panels

$22.00 - $58.00

Our favorite panels for oils and watercolors!

- Ampersand Hardbord made from sustainable woods
- Coated for oil and acrylic (Gessobord) or watercolor (Aquabord)
- Fits in the Scout Plein Air Box
- Custom size for Peg and Awl (4″ by 6″)
- Archival and eco-friendly
- Made in the USA

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Gessobord – Ampersand’s Description

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. This makes Gessobord the perfect art panel for all painting styles with oil paints, acrylics and mixed media.

Only Ampersand uses true high-density hardboard made from US grown and renewable Aspen wood fibers. Made with Ampersand’s 1/8" True Artist Hardbord, the surface is acid-free and non-yellowing. Read more about the hardboard we use and why we’ve found it to be a better substrate.

Read more about Gessobord on the Ampersand website.

Aquabord – Ampersand’s Description

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. When compared with watercolor paper, this multimedia panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold pressed, but allows color to be lifted back to white easily while also leaving the richest, most vibrant color possible. This workable surface provides natural looking highlights, fluid glazes, transparent subtle layers, and the ability to lift color while the surface is wet or even after it is dry. Uniquely absorbent Aquabord is perfect for watercolors and gouache, but is also ideal for casein and acrylics. Will not tear, shrink or buckle even under heavy water application. Archival, eco-friendly and made in the USA.

Read more about Aquabord on the Ampersand website.



Inches: 6″ wide by 4″ tall by 0.125″ thick
Metric: 15.2 cm wide by 10.2 cm tall by 0.3 cm thick

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