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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 Nan Hass
from Boston, MA
Comments about Ampersand Gessobords:
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
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
from Orlando, fl
Great quality and customer service!
I'll never paint on canvas again!
from Hamilton, Ohio
The only canvas' I'll paint on are the ones I have hoarded! But, my preferred surface is now Ampersand Gesso Board! I like that they are ready to paint whenever I'm inspired. No prep necessary. And, they are available in almost any size you could want. From now on I will only hoard Ampersand Gesso Boards!
By Ethan something or other
from Indianapolis, Indiana
It shipped quick and was packaged well.
Holds up to what I dish out!!!
By Plein Air
from Newport oregon
I tend to do a lot of scraping, glazing and palette knife work and these panels can take it. They are great to use in the field or in the studio. The colors are bright due to the gesso base. They save me a lot of prep work.
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Hello Gessobord -- Goodbye Canvas
I don't know what I am going to do with all my canvases. I am hooked on Ampersand Gessobord for my oil paintings. It takes a lot less paint to paint on gessobord. The paint glides on so smoothly and just glows. I love the look and the feel of my paintbrush gliding across the board. I tried painting on a canvas board that I had had for quite some time. There is no comparison to the look of oil paint on Ampersand Gessobord.
Reliable painting surface
By History painter
from Boston ma
I've been making oil paintings on these for 5 years, they are the best ready to paint panels on the market. The sizes are more varied than they used to be, They can get pricey but are worth it. Highly recommended.
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.
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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