At Ampersand Art Supply, surface matters. Their mission is to make exceptional surfaces that artists trust. Made with conservator-quality materials and sealing processes, no other panel on the market protects an artist’s work like Ampersand.
Museum Series Aquabord is a textured, highly absorbent surface designed for watercolor and gouache. Aquabord is crafted from our premium warp-resistant 1/8" FSC-certified Hardbord™ that is protected with our proprietary Archiva-Seal™ and coated with an acid-free clay and mineral ground with a texture similar to cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolor papers can't match and Aquabord allows artists to frame and display their watercolor without glass.
Recommended media & techniques : Acrylic Casein Gouache Ink Mixed media Watercolor
Museum Series Claybord is made from our premium warp-resistant 1/8" profile FSC-certified Hardbord™ that is sealed and protected with our proprietary Archiva-Seal™ and coated with an acid-free kaolin clay ground that is perfect for mixed media.
The ultra-smooth, absorbent clay surface allows for unlimited techniques: etching, erasing, reworking, adding color, and scratching it away to add contrast, texture, and fine detail.
Recommended media & techniques : Acrylic Airbrush Alcohol inks Casein Collage Egg tempera Gouache Graphic marker Graphite Image transfers Ink Mixed media Mounting paper or photos Oil Paint pouring Printmaking Scratchboard Watercolor
Museum Series Encausticbord is a finely textured, highly absorbent panel formulated for the unique demands of encaustic painting and mixed media.
Encausticbord is made from premium warp-resistant 1/8" profile FSC-certified Hardbord™ that is protected with proprietary Archiva-Seal™ and coated with a specially formulated gesso to form a bright, velvety surface that is ready to use for encaustic painting.
Encausticbord is a collaboration between R&F Handmade Paints and Ampersand Art Supply.
Museum Series Gessobord is a semi-smooth, semi-absorbent surface excellent for oil and acrylic painting. Gessobord is made from premium warp-resistant 1/8" profile FSC-certified Hardbord™ that is protected with our proprietary Archiva-Seal™ and coated with professional-grade acrylic gesso.
It is an acid-free, archival, museum-quality panel.
Recommended media & techniques Acrylic Airbrush Casein Cold wax Collage Graphic marker Image transfers Mixed media Oil Paint pouring Printmaking