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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.
Mixed Media Value Pack
This exclusive value pack contains three 12" × 12" Ampersand panels, including one Claybord (3/4" profile), one Encausticbord (7/8" profile), and one Unprimed Wood Cradled Panel (7/8" profile). As a special bonus, receive a FREE 40 ml (1.4 oz) Turquoise R&F Encaustic Paint cake.
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from La Quinta Calif
Comments about Ampersand Claybords:
I paint Icons and the base for them must be super smooth, that is what I get with this product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Nashville, TN
I've never used this product before and had to have for a workshop that I was involved in. I can't say enough wonderful things about the clapboard. The best quality, easy to paint on and work on and so sturdy! Well made. Will definately order again.
I use it to draw my zentangle patterns on and then I spray them with a fixative let it dry and then use varnish and let dry and they are preserved for good. I wish you had them in a cream color also.
I would buy this product again and again
By Clay the best
I use it in different ways
I will buy this product over and over again
from Salem, OR
I use it for Acrylic painting and find it to be a solid performer
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By Jane Lynn Lee
from Lexington, KY
I am impressed at how you can change direction with this product...meaning you can grow an idea on another path by safely removing yesterdays work without scarring the surface. The surface is wonderfully smooth!
By Carol in RI
from Rhode Island
Product works well for what I'm creating. Use all sides, front & back of panel.
my new favourite!
from Revelstoke, BC Canada
A friend recommended that I try Ampersand Claybord for my next project and after one painting I am hooked! Such a nice smooth surface to paint on and I love that they are ready to hang, no frame needed! Thanks!
I love Claybord
By Lolo the Painter
from Boston, MA
I love Claybord panels. I paint with watercolor and acrylic on them, and have found them to be a very versatile surface that I find myself coming back to again and again. I am very particular about the quality of the surfaces in my artwork, and the smoothness of these panels allows me to create really gorgeous surfaces. I like the cradled versions because they can be hung immediately with very little effort, and it lends a very finished/polished quality to the work without needing to frame. I usually finish the cradles edges with a few coats of polyurethane and a quick buff with a little fine steel wool and they look great!
I love using this board with watercolours & gouache. It takes some getting used to but the end results are unrivalled by anything painted on paper. So much more vibrancy and detail and the added bonus of being able to easily remove mistakes. Although postage to Australia is very expensive, Dick Blick's competitive prices and fast processing/postage make it a worthwhile exercise.
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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