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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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One of my favorite painting surfaces!
Comments about Ampersand Gessobords:
Great for oil painting and acrylics. I like the smooth surface, compared to the tooth of canvas.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By MARCIA BRADY
I USE THESE BOARDS TO DO ACRYLIC PAINTINGS ON.I LIKE THE SMOOTH SURFACE A LOT BETTER THAN TEXTURED CANVASES.I ALSO USE THEM TO DO INK AND WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS.I LIKE THE STURDINESS AND THICKNESS.THEY FIT NICELY INTO ANY PICTURE FRAME.
I use the 5 x7's and buy them in a three pack. Such a great deal.Love the surface and always have them in stock!!
Love the Ampersand Boards!! Paint flows beautifully!!
from Kenner, LA
I am taking Dreama's course and I love the products she has recommended
from Arvada, CO
My upcoming class will be the first time using these kinds of panels. I'm excited to see how they differ from canvas panels.
from Burlington, WA
Receiving products at my home saves me the 65 mile trip to Blick. That is the best possible way for me to maintain my art. The product is always well packed and exactly what I expected.
from Minneapolis MN
Wonderful boards. Easy to work with. Eliminates need to frame (if you like the edge).
Ampersand Gessobord perfet for my style
from Grand Junction, CO
I paint in oils, using medium with my transparent first layer. Gessobord consistently gives me the perfect surface for moving my paints around, even when I come back in with my opaques. I use it exclusively. Other products do not compare.
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Wonderful product and Ampersand has a great customer service
from Sacramento area
I have painted on Ampersand gesso board for over a decade, and I love this product. In the past I would prepare my own masonite with gesso, but many lumber companies stopped carrying "masonite". When this happened, I found Ampersand gesso-board and now I rest easy, knowing that my oils will be on the best gesso-board possible, to secure their longevity. The Ampersand gesso-board has a great "feel" and allows for very fine detail if that is what you like to do! A wonderful product for my oil painting, that I highly recommend!!
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Painted on cradled Ampersand Gesso-board
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By Jess, encaustic artist
from Chicago, IL
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!
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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