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The ultimate mixed media panel!
Archival and acid-free, Claybord is created by applying Ampersand's patented, archival kaolin clay ground to a True Artist Hardbord substrate, then sanding it to a velvet-smooth, absorbent finish.
Claybord is ideal for ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, airbrush color, collage, photo-transfer, pencil, and pen. The highly responsive surface is perfect for thinly applying and removing colors. You can even scratch through it to add contrast, texture, and fine details. Paint colors remain true and brilliant.
Made from sustainable forest products that ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil, and water, Claybord is formaldehyde-free and contains no harmful volatile organic compounds.
Choose flat panels or cradled panels in a variety of sizes and profiles. Cradled panels allow you to hang your work with no additional framing. The edges are smoothly sanded and ready to be finished if desired.
Smooth Surface Sampler with FREE Golden High Flow
Two fantastically smooth surfaces for fluid paint and pouring techniques, plus two FREE bottles of Golden High Flow Acrylic. The Sampler includes two 9" × 12" cradled panels — a Claybord (3/4" profile) and a Primed Smooth (7/8" profile) — and 30 ml (1 oz) bottles of High Flow Acrylic in Green Gold and Anthraquinone Blue (Indigo).
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from Rochester NY
Comments about Ampersand Claybords:
This is such a sensuous forgiving surface, absorbent, smooth, crisp edges are possible as well as soft ones. It takes all kinds inks and high flow acrylics like it was designed for them. I feel a great passion for this surface. I actually love it!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!
By Debi P
They say there is no place like home, and if it weren't for DickBlick art supplies, I wouldn't be able to create my artwork or capture the inspiration I get from FL onto my claybords! Thank you again, and again for allowing me to have access to your deals! I love ordering from you guys. It's like Christmas every time!!!
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I love AMPERSAND Claybord.
from New York
I have used this product for years and have never been disappointed by it.
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The Importance of Attitude
excellent products and service
By julie jewels
from Grand Rapids, MI
I am a regular customer of Blick art materials because they offer exceptional products at a reasonable price and the service is always spectacular!
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Favorite choice for my paintings!
from Leesburg, VA
I use the clay boards to paint highly detailed religious icons. I paint with traditional ground pigments to mix into an egg tenors recipe. The board accept the paint very well and will hold up over time. These boards are great for framing. They come in many convienient sizes making it easy to buy standard frames to put the finishing touch to an art piece. I always keep these boards handy.
from Johnson City, TN
I used the canvas for transfers of my artwork. They are beautiful on the canvas. I will definitely be purchasing more soon.
Use It, Abuse It, It Won't Fail!
from Eagle Lake, ME
I've used this product for several years now. Before discovering Claybord, I was frustrated with canvas and hardboard supports. As a professional multimedia artist and sculptor, I place a heavy demand on my supports for both painting and bas-relief work. Enter CLaybord! You can use any type of paint, marker, pencil, etc., in multiple layers and mix and match media. Layer on clay, flood the board with paint, water, or alcohol, and it remains flat and stable. For added texture, scrape it, cut for, sand it, drill it. No problem! The white clay surface also lends a brilliance and luminosity to color that is unmatched by other supports. It's a great product that has allowed me to experiment and expand as an artist.
Something new for me to try
I'm used to using Yupo paper and wanted to branch out and try alcohol ink on Claybord. My first piece came out really nice and I'm looking forward to branching out and continuing to learn new techniques with this product.
Best I've found for mounting art work or direct painting.
love this product line gift
Ampersand's original and most versatile panel, Claybord, has an ultra-smooth kaolin surface that accepts a wide variety of media. The absorbent surface allows for quick drying time of inks and paint. The real advantage of Claybord is how the surface can be manipulated; ink can be completely erased without affecting the integrity of the surface using Ampersand's oil-free steel wool. Sgraffito techniques can also be used on Claybord, something that cannot be achieved on paper.
Ampersand manufactures a wide variety of archival artist panels. There is a surface for every artist, every medium and every technique. Watch this video to learn which of these boards is right for you!
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