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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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Great surface to paint on, but...
from Grand Rapids, MI
Comments about Ampersand Gessobords:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
What's not to LOVE...I Dick Blicked, got my supplies:)
nice smooth surface, colors really pop!
Use these all the time.
Great Quality, I Buy them over and over
By joyful oil painter
from Scottsdale, Arizona
Love this product!! Buy it over and over!
Great product, shipping/handling could be better
Great product, shipping/handling not as greatAfter reading many reviews and polling my artist friends, I determined that Ampersand Gessoboard was the best pre-treated panel for my use at an artist residency. My order arrived on the date promised, and appeared to be sufficiently protected by careful packaging. Most items were in perfect condition, but 3 of the large panels had some damage. One has a conspicuous dent on the surface, and all of the 3 had damage to the corners. Because I am using these panels at a residency, "hitting the ground running" was especially important; re-ordering would mean having even less time to paint! I'm delighted with the product, and will definitely purchase again, but hope that packaging will be improved to achieve delivery without damage. #sweepstakes
Love the product - hate the damage
By Dean Machine
from Tulsa ok
Love painting on these boards. My only issue is the corners are routinely dinged when the arrive. I can tell Blick is trying to package these well so I suspect the damage occurred before packaging. I'd say 1 of every 3 I buy arrives this way. I usually put the dinged ones in a separate pile and do more textured works on those to hide the damage.
Have Purchased Again
By Mama Pilote
from serving in DR Congo
I have made the switch from canvas to wood. These panels are perfect. Very satisfied.
Love how bold and bright colors show up on here
from Fort Collins, CO
I am newer to using panels and boards; these ones work wonderfully. The colors are bright and saturated on the gesso board, they are tough and strong to withstand layers and look beautiful with watercolor and acrylic.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Nice idea but can't pass shipping standards?
By Hello Hudson
from Manhattan, KS
I want to like these, but 4 of the last 5 boards I've received have had 1-3 damaged corners. I tried exchanging (which Blick customer service is always excellent to work with) but the replacements also had damaged corners. I couldn't keep waiting; I had paintings due for class - so I just gave up and worked with them. Sometimes the corners just have a crack through the gesso, sometimes the board is so puffed up and flakes off along with the attached gesso. I'm not sure the solution - Blick seems to trying to be reinforcing the packaging along the corners, but the boards are apparently really delicate here.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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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