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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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I love the Ampersand Gessobord
from Mansfield Ohio
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I learned to use this Gessobord after an online course with Dreama Tolle Perry. I love it's smoothness, the ability to move paint around on it and to wipe out mistakes with a Kemper Tool. It dries quickly and its brilliance enhances the painting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sunflowers in a Blue Ball Jar
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from Copake Falls NY
I am an artist who uses this product in my compositions in mixed media. It has never failed me. I mount my found objects using the gessoboards as background. It is a terrific product manufactured bt Ampersand
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Legacy of the Red Apple
Very versatile product
I use it for acrylic pours.
great panels but shipping can be better
Majority of the panels came in perfect conditions, but some were damaged especially the larger ones. More protection of the panels during shipping / handling would be nice..
These are great for daily painting.
from Chicago IL
I buy these in the 8 x 8 size and they are the perfect surface for a daily oil still life.
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Daily still life
I am currently taking two online painting courses, and the teacher recommends and uses these board to paint on. Since I am inexperienced, I do not have anything in memory to compare them to, but I love painting on them. Some things I like about them: They come in small sizes and large sizes. I like the small sizes because I can save money on paints while I learn and yet if I want to paint a larger version, that is available. I like the hardness or firmness of the boards I've used because it adds to my confidence. I love how the paint glides over the boards and lays down just right.
I would buy this product again
By joe wojdakowski
Love geesobord it really accepts the oil paint well.
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from Wilmington, DE
It was the perfect surface for my painting! Much cheaper than many of the local stores in my area.
Great surface to paint on, but...
from Grand Rapids, MI
I use these panels for commission work as well as my own personal work since making my own equates to about the same price minus 20 dollars for labor. They're a great value and a solid product. Yet, I feel blick could have packaged my 24x36 panel much better than they did. Sadly when my panel arrived, it was damaged during transit on the face it where it counted the most for me. I could not return due to deadline I was under and was forced to repair the surface before getting to work. This hasn't happened to me before with BLICK with panels, but when I ordered some clay I noticed the packaging was also lackluster. I'm just chalking it up to the manufacturer since blick has never put me in a bad spot before. I'll give them another shot after this piece i'm working on, but i am going to request better packaging next time if possible.
The best panels!
from Santa Fe, NM
I am using my latest purchase of panels for a mixed media triptych. I can count on the gesso boards to respond well to the variety of acrylic products and collage papers that I apply. The panels are well made, sturdy, and have a perfectly smooth surface.
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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