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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 Ampersand Gessoboard!
from Almo, KY
Comments about Ampersand Gessobords:
I have been painting with oil on these panels for around 15 years. I love them! Blick offers a good deal and trustworthy service.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A New Favorite of Mine
By Small Town Guy
from Maurice, IA
I have become a real fan of this item. Beautiful smooth surface and quality build. Dick Blick has given me fantastic service on an occasion when I happened to receive one of these with a damaged corner and replaced it quickly. I will be using Gessoboard products for a long time to come.
Good price, made in USA. Sometimes the corners are dinged.
from Cleveland, OH
I use these to paint with Acrylic. I like that they're made in the USA, that they're cheap, and that the quality of the surface is consistent. I've gotten a few that have slightly damaged corners right out of the package, but that isn't often, and can usually be painted over so no one would be able to tell. I will continue to buy them!
Great surface for painting, always have a consistent quality.
Nice for for oil or acrylic! No prepping!
Like the smooth surface
By Artsy Lisa
from Reno, NV
After working in watercolor on hot press paper for many years, I found a smooth transition to working in oils on the Ampersand gessobords.
Wonderful product, smooth surface.
from Ventura CA
from Urbana, IL
These are the best for oil or acrylic! No prepping!
Great Surface to Paint On!
By Nancy E.
from Barnegat, NJ
Nice product. Smooth board, takes oils awesome! I'm using the 6x6" and 5x7" for small oils and the colors pop and go on great!
I love these pre frames boards. The finish is perfect for oils but they're also great for drawing and mixed media.
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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