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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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These are my go to!
By Jess, encaustic artist
from Chicago, IL
Comments about Ampersand Gessobords:
I have painted on and sold over 30 ampersand gessobords and encausticbords in a variety of sizes. I have always been pleased with how well they are made and feel comfortable handing my paintings over to my clients. I am not worried about warping or the quality of the surface…That is a big deal! The large canvases (36x48) can be difficult to ship and a few have arrived damaged during shipping but Blick graciously helped send new canvases ASAP. Great product!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great service, quick delivery
from qualicum beach bc
wonderful product to paint on.
Love my Gessoboards
from Fresno, CA
Great for photography and encaustic work
I LOVE these panels!
By Painter for Life
from Murray, KY
I have been painting in oils on Ampersand Gessoboard for around fourteen years. I work small, so these are so perfect for me. I have worked on the uncradled panels but framing them for me is more difficult, so I usually buy the 3/4 inch cradled panels. I then buy the Bick Floater Frames for presentation. So for my modelst investment I am asssured of a professional presentation! I prefer the unyeilding surface of the panel to canvas and this surface is just so beautiful. I would recommend this product to anyone and I often do. I just taught a painting course at Arrowmont and recommended it to my students then. One student made the mistake of buying clapboard and she didn't realize it until she had begun painting in oils on that surface; so make sure you get the proper product and enjoy this incredible product!
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Crow Feather, 10x8in, SMSasso, 2015
Tags: Made with Product
from Youngstown, Ohio
nice consistent smooth surface, somewhat absorbent, works great with oils and varied techniques great USA product and company
Enjoy painting on this product
from St.Charles, Mo.
Blick is the greatest thing since suspenders
I love the Gessobord for oil painting, its smooth and you don't have to use alot of oil paint to get the job done, the only thing is that it scratches pretty easy, but easy touch up.
I love working on this surface in either acrylic or oils
from Houghton, NY
I work both in water soluble oils and acrylics. I love the solid surface, unlike the give of stretched canvas.
Superior surface and construction
from Detroit, mi
There is nothing but high praise for any of ampersands products
Great product but damaged corners in shipping.
from Pensacola, FL
Wish I could find these locally, the high price actually includes the shipping cost when ordering online. They don't protect the corners when shipping.
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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