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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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Comments about Ampersand Claybords:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best I've found for mounting art work or direct painting.
love this product line gift
I really love the clayboards. Just wish they cost less.
from Tucson AZ
I paint realistic landscapes with acrylic paint on these. Clayboard is a very unique surface that is hard to explain. It seems to allow a depth to the finished work but I don't know how. I do recommend a thin underpainting or do as I do and layer the paints. Surface is very smooth and the paint will tend to streak with just one layer. With the smooth surface you can develop as much detail as you wish. Try a small work first to get a feel for it. I like it.
By No nickname
from St. Joseph, MN
stellar surface for acrylics and doesn't present a challenge when there is a need to make a correction
Excellent product and excellent service.
from San Mateo California
I wave expended a great deal of energy producing my own gesso surfaces. This product relieves me of all that.
from East coast
Packed very well!
By Art Fan
from Durango, CO
Ampersand is a great product, I work with both claybord and gessobord
Just exactly what I was looking for.
By Pink Lady.
Originally I bought these for doing graphite on. However, I have found another use for them. I mount my watercolors on the top with spray adhesive. I use an archival gallery varnish spray to protect the top of my watercolors. They look wonderful mounted on these and people really comment on how the framing enhances my art.
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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