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The ultimate mixed media panel!
Archival and acid-free, Claybord is created by applying Ampersand's patented, archival kaolin clay ground to a True Artist Hardbord substrate, then sanding it to a velvet-smooth, absorbent finish.
Claybord is ideal for ink, watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein, egg tempera, airbrush color, collage, photo-transfer, pencil, and pen. The highly responsive surface is perfect for thinly applying and removing colors. You can even scratch through it to add contrast, texture, and fine details. Paint colors remain true and brilliant.
Made from sustainable forest products that ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil, and water, Claybord is formaldehyde-free and contains no harmful volatile organic compounds.
Choose flat panels or cradled panels in a variety of sizes and profiles. Cradled panels allow you to hang your work with no additional framing. The edges are smoothly sanded and ready to be finished if desired.
Smooth Surface Sampler with FREE Golden High Flow
Two fantastically smooth surfaces for fluid paint and pouring techniques, plus two FREE bottles of Golden High Flow Acrylic. The Sampler includes two 9" × 12" cradled panels — a Claybord (3/4" profile) and a Primed Smooth (7/8" profile) — and 30 ml (1 oz) bottles of High Flow Acrylic in Green Gold and Anthraquinone Blue (Indigo).
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™ Ampersand is a trademark.™ Claybord is a trademark. ™ Hardbord is a trademark.
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Comments about Ampersand Claybords:
I have been using claybord for many years. it is an amazing professional quality art board that is very versatile and consistently excellent.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Claybord is the best support for my ink and pencil series.
from Worcester, Massachusetts
I have completed dozens of ink and pencil works using Claybord with 2" cradles. The smooth surface takes the ink beautifully. The Gessobord product has a bit rougher surface, but works well, too. The 2" sides allow for extending the images, so its box-like feel has drama. The surface, however, is delicate, so proper shipping is crucial.
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Best for large scale collage & photo-transfer
from Evanston, IL
I used them often - they never fail
Love to paint on this stuff!
By Miss Mari
from Brighton, CO
I've used this for colored pencils, pencils, acrylics, and airbrushed acrylic. Easy to work with. Beautiful smooth surface. Great for scraping and erasing.
Blick has always been a reliable source
By Encaustic enthusiast
from Commerce Township, Michigan
A good reliable source for all sizes and surfaces for these type of boards. I recommend this to my encaustic students, too.
clay board for egg tempera
nice smooth surface for egg tempera holds tempera well, sets up well, would order again
Would buy again, very smooth.
By Canadian Artist
from Abbotsford, BC
I used the Claybord with watercolour. It is so wonderfully smooth and the colour sits on top of the clay and keeps your colours strong. It is similar to working on Yupo, but seems to soak in more like a paper, with zero bleed or feathering on the surface when dry. Colours blend beautifully as well. The thin boards are a much better price value than the deep panels. I would highly recommend this product.
I love this multi purpose panel....
from Queen Creek, AZ
I love the variety of way I can use it. My collectors loves the finishing and am impressed with the quality. My go to all time.
Highest quality for superb results!
from Spavinaw, Oklahoma
I love the way it accepts different mediums. Am anxious to experiment with this product.
from Scottsdale, az
Great for fluid art
Ampersand's original and most versatile panel, Claybord, has an ultra-smooth kaolin surface that accepts a wide variety of media. The absorbent surface allows for quick drying time of inks and paint. The real advantage of Claybord is how the surface can be manipulated; ink can be completely erased without affecting the integrity of the surface using Ampersand's oil-free steel wool. Sgraffito techniques can also be used on Claybord, something that cannot be achieved on paper.
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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