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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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Love the way the paint flows onto the Gessobords.
from Crossville, TN
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I will use this product again and again....
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By Rj Rosegarten
from Coppice Falls NY
I am an artist who has used this product for years. I am totally satisfied and would recommend it to other artists doing compositions in mixed media.
Great panels - I'm really loving these!!
from Fayetteville, WV
I'm loving the overall response of my brushes on these panels. Easy to transfer drawings and lay down glazes. Excellent Value!!
Love the texture of this panel
Love the texture of Gessobord, enough texture to grab the paint but smooth enough to allow a smooth finish or obvious brushstrokes if that is what is desired. I have used these for years and have never had any warp.
Nice quality board for an affordable price!
from Riverside California
I really like using this board. It has a smooth surface if you really want to get some good detail work. It's nice and strong and a good deal too.
Love this product.
from Villa Rica, Georgia
I love these. They're versitle and a great quality.
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18 x 36 Watercolor on Gessobord.
This is the right one to have!
The price for the 6" x 6" was wonderful. I thought I was just getting one board, not multiples. Plus the boards were great. So smooth. I've only used a couple and what I completed was great. Fabulous buy!
I really enjoy painting on the surface of the Ampersand Gessobord. I love how they hold up nicely to acrylic paint pouring.
Solved my delima
from Tampa, Florida
I used 2 of these Gessoboards to mount large watercolor paintings. I had put wax on the paintings prior to mounting them so I would not have to use glass. When I went to the frame store, I realized that the mounting system they use applies heat. I was concerned that the wax would meld and possibly ruin the paintings. These Gessoboards offered a great alternative. I mounted them myself using Regular Gel and a brayer, and they turned out great. Now I can either leave them as they are, or have them framed. Great solution!
Favorite Painting Surface
By Jane J
I love gessoboard as a surface for oil paints. Always consistent quality.
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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