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Made with Ampersand's own True Artist Hardbord substrate, Gessobord is perfect for all studio and plein air painting applications. Its fine tooth finish is delicate enough for glazing, fluid brush strokes, and tight detail, yet tough enough to hold up to the most rigorous palette knife painting, collage, and masking techniques.
This premium archival surface is ready to use — no priming or prepping is required! Pre-primed with a professional-quality, acid-free Titanium White acrylic gesso ground for enhanced clarity of color, Gessobord is an ideal surface for traditional and water-based oils, alkyds, acrylics, collage, and mixed media.
Flat panels can be framed or mounted. Cradled panels can be hung on a wall with no additional framing. The edges are sanded, so you can apply your favorite ground to create an extra dimensional painting.
Made from sustainable forest products that ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water, Gessobord is formaldehyde-free and contains no harmful volatile organic compounds.
Gessobord is made in the USA.
Bonus Value 3-Pack
A Blick exclusive! This value pack with bonus includes three 6" × 6" Ampersand Panels (one each of Claybord, Gessobord, and Encausticbord) plus a FREE Holbein Heavy Body Acrylic Sampler (sample-size tubes of Pyrrole Red, Imidazolone Lemon, and Phthalo Blue).
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By cp the artist
from Canberra Australia
Comments about Ampersand Gessobords:
I recently bought 12 Ampersand cradled gesso boards from BLICK after a complete sell out in my own country. I use this product for finely detailed work with pencil and i am working towards 2 solo exhibitions in 2017. I was very upset, when i could no longer source this product locally. As it turned out, it was just as easy to order from BLICK. I could not be happier and i am so relieved that I can now return to my work.My product arrived in 4 days in perfect condition. Customer service was attentive and thorough.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Assembled Landscape - graphite board diptych
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Assembled Landscape 2 - graphite board diptych
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Very pleased with this board
from Spread Eagle WI
This board was well covered with gesso and ready for my work.
By art girl
The gesso boards came in perfect condition. They are the best on the market. Other brands I have to sand them down first, not with these. They are ready to go! Smooth as can be, on the surface, and the wood. And Dick Blick sent them super fast. I had them in 2 days!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Shipping was speedy and the boards came in perfect condition!
Best Cradled Boards Available
By Andrew the Artist
from Antioch, CA
Ampersand GessoBord is the best premium professional quality cradled board on the market. As a professional artist, it is important to me to use high quality, archival products that streamline my process. I like the 2" deep cradles. They are not inexpensive, but purchasing throug Blick, they are affordable. Additionally, with the thick gallery edge, I can save money on framing for some of my galleries who like the clean, simple presentation of the painting, unframed, on the wall. Whether I'm framing or not, the cradle gives each piece a great sense of depth, solidity, and modernity. When they first arrive, I do find that it can be easy to slightly chip or splinter the back edge or the cradle; it's a problem, but easily remedied by carefully sanding (very slightly rounding out) the back edges and corners of the cradle first thing. I mask off the edge during painting to keep it clean, leaving it ready for painting or staining when I'm done. My painting process involves a lot of punishment, and these are tough surfaces that can stand up to abuse. Additionally, having experimented with different brands, this is the best "out of the package" surface. It's just smooth enough to be smooth, just rough enough to grab paint or primer. Highly recommended!
Gold Stars for Blick
By My grandkids call me Lovie
from St. Louis< MO
Writer turned Painter. Have bought many art supplies from Blick. In fact I no longer shop for clothes. I simply shop Blick. Definitely I'm hooked on Holbein aqua oils and Ampersand gesso board, Looking over our charge bills my husband has wondered, "Who is this guy, Blick?" xxx
By Nan Hass
from Boston, MA
I needed a large-sized cradled gessobord for a commission because I paint very thickly and scribe into each color. The hard surface works perfectly for my purposes and it is strong and solid.I am using the 30 x 40 gessobord and though it is heavy, it is substancial and works.Nan Hass Feldman
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Living Room in Paris
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Stone Urns by the Lily Pad
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from Chicago area
Quick delivery; in good shape; NICE! This is an excellent product for my use of oil and cold wax, using brayer and scraping. I use the cradled version. I tape the edges first to leave the beautiful wood showing, then wax it at end with clear wax. This is a blonde wood edge; very attractive and neutral.
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Tags: Using Product, Painting, Made with Product, Art, Gessobord, Oil-wax
Great for small paintings
By VCM budding artist
Though I've made my own panels and gessoed them, these are much easier to use. I will definitely buy more. Price is up there but considering the work to make my own, they are worth the extra cost.
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6x6" panel with one of my paintings
The perfect painting surface.
from Ormond Beach, FL.
Ready to use with a variety of sizes. Gives me consistent results. Works beautifully with my painting process.- and it's archival!
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8 x 10. Oil painting on 1/8" Ampersand gessoboard
Gessobord is Ampersand's surface for oil and acrylic painting. These premium painting surfaces are made with a unique archival seal technology that provides a barrier between the wood substrate and the painting surface. A professional artist grade of acrylic gesso is then applied so the boards are ready to use -- no preparation is necessary.
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