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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.
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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™ Ampersand is a trademark.™ Claybord is a trademark. ™ Hardbord is a trademark.
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Comments about Ampersand Claybords:
I love Ampersand claybord, both the white and also the black for scratchart. Wouldn't use anything else. Plan to try the white for oil painting next.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great product on so many levels
claybord keeps colors vibrant and crisp
Great for egg tempera
from Columbus, Ohio
I use the panels for eg tempera. They're perfect!
Graphite on claybord
I use graphite on Claybord. It goes on smoothly and erases well. I'm told grease free steel wool works well (for erasing) on Claybord but I have not tried that yet.
Fast and accurate
My favorite substrate
from Stanhope, NJ
There is nothing compared to claybord. It is my absolute favorite substrate to paint on. Completely non-porous.
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from La Quinta Calif
I paint Icons and the base for them must be super smooth, that is what I get with this product.
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.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this product again and again
By Clay the best
I use it in different ways
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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