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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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from PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Comments about Ampersand Gessobords:
AMPERSAND GESSOBORD ARRIVED ON TIME, IN GOOD CONDITION, AND CORRECT SIZES. WILL BE PUT TO GOOD USE. THANK YOU
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A great surface for oil paintings
By Grandpa D.
from Bigfork, MN
For the last 50 years, I have used many surfaces for my oil paintings. Flat 1/8 inch or Cradled Ampersand Gessobord provides an archival, ready to use, acrylic surface for both palette knife and brush strokes.
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Nocturnal Vigil, Barred Owl
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Excellent product for painting with a palette knife
from Fountain Inn, SC
For the past year I have been painting with a palette knife and have used different surfaces. Leslie Saeta referred me to the Ampersand gessoboards and she was right. There is no better.
Love Ampersand Gessoboard and use it for watercolors and oil
By JPSacks Artist
from Englewood, CO
I use Ampersand Gessoboard for watercolor and oil paintings. It is fantastic.
from Brownville, NY
This product always delivers in being reliableWhy waste your time on a cheap product when you put so much time in your art
Very easy surface to paint on. Great product!
Great for oil and acrylic painting.
Great surface for oils
I am an oil painter and love these boards. I found that I have to use softer brushes to keep the paint from sliding around in the beginning. After I discovered this, I was thrilled with the way my paintings turned out. I have tried other boards and none has matched the quality of these. I have not had any warp though I have not painted on any really large ones. I always tone my panel before I begin and this helps the next actual paint layer to adhere. I do wish that Ampersand would create some toned ones. I will continue to buy these. They are quite simply the best.
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6x6" oil on Gessobord panel-"Blue Hydrangeas"
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The only surface I will ever paint on!
from Elmiria, NY
I have been using Ampersand gesso boards for a number of years now. They are expensive but well worth the price, a flawless prepared surface on which to paint. I use the most expensive choice, the 2" cradled boards. You won't regret using these!
Great price on the Ampersand Gessoboards
from Edmond, OK
I use the Ampersand Gessoboards for many of my mixed media projects and love the. Love the sizes you offer. Thank you.
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from Madera, Ca
I am a multi media artist, so use a number of products. This is "My Go To" place to shop. Great assortment, great products and great prices.
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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