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Share your art with these Artist Trading Card size Encausticbords!
Every Encausticbord begins with Ampersand's 1/8" Hardbord, the finest pressed wood panel available. Made in the U.S. from quality hardwoods, Hardbord resists warping and moisture penetration.
The special surface is made from an acid-free archival ground which is highly absorbent and holds tight to layers of wax and collage without cracking or separating. It can be used with any combination of mediums to create incredible textures, colors, and patterns.
The Artist Trading Card Encausticbords are available in the standard 2½" × 3½" size, perfect for sharing.
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used for encaustics
from Knoxville, TN
Comments about Ampersand Encausticbord:
I used the board for Encaustics. They work well. I wish I had bought more of the cradled boards so I wouldn't have the added expense of a frame.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love these little guys
These are the business card size Ancausticbords. You can scrape right down to the bottom--no problem. Very white.
By Gail on wax
from San Diego
Blick's was the only place that I was able to get the Encausticbord and it makes such a difference for the longevity of an encaustic painting and how great to have it shipped right to my door.
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Best of the Best
from Lexington, KY
I use the ampersand encausticbord when I create collages or paint with acrylics. They work well because they absorb the water, paint, and acrylic gel mediums great. If you want the best, you may pay a little more. The only problem I ever have with the ampersand bords is that they all chip on the corners either in mailing or storage even when you handle them carefully. They are always packed well when they are mailed to me. I usually repair the corners or cover them up. I love the cradled side and usually buy the 11/2".
Economical & time saving
from Denver, CO
Saves me time as I don't have to pre-coat my panels with encaustic gesso. A very smooth surface & a good price.
from Venice CA
First time ordering on line and it was the best to get exactly what i wanted directly at my door. The size of boards i use aren't at brick and mortar shops so this was great!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Versatile and professional looking product
from Oklahoma City, OK
I have been using Ampersand's Encausticbord for years and that's unlikely to change. The surface is a nice balance of being smooth and having just enough tooth. It has always come well packaged without defects and I love the option to get it cradled-it is a really nice modern look.
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"Luciana" oil on encausticbord
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Encausticbord for mixed media
The surface is great and holds onto all kinds of media with no trouble. I like the cradled better than flat for display purposes. I wish dick blick would protect edges better when shipping I have had to return at least two due to crushed edges. Great surface and overall product.
from Orange, CT
Encaustic Art is becoming more popular and the materials, particularly the quality of the boards, are really important.
Good for encaustic and cold wax
from Davis, CA
Works well for base layers of oil/cold wax--material sticks to surface, absorbs, available when removing top layers.
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