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Aquabord Ampersand Art

Ideal for watercolors, this panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold pressed paper with some significant advantages. The clay mineral holds colors in suspension, allowing them to flow into each other to create seamless washes. There is no chance of buckling and no backing board is required. The panels are 1/8" thick. The cradled version features 2" supports that are glued flush with the back edge of the panel. This provides extra support while giving the panel depth and dimension, making it ready to hang on the wall. The birch plywood cradles can be left unfinished or treated easily with wood stain, gesso or paint.

Artist Panels - Primed Smooth Ampersand Art

These sturdy MDF panels feature a smooth acrylic gesso finish and solid pine wood cradle frames. With primed, semi-absorbent paintable tops and sides, the panels are ready to paint and draw on. Their smooth finish is excellent for fluid lines and fine detail. The panels are tested for durability. Ideal for oils, acrylics, water media and drawing, as well as for mounting canvas and giclees.

Artist Panels - Unprimed Basswood Ampersand Art

These unprimed basswood panels accept all types of painting grounds and are excellent for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving. They are sanded ultra-smooth and lack plywood seams, knots or raised fibers, providing a clean, professional look.

Gessobord Ampersand Art

A smooth painting surface for oil and acrylic media. Less absorbent than Claybord, the thick acrylic gesso ground is sanded to a fine finish. This smooth surface allows intricate detail. Gessobord is hard and durable. The cradled version of Gessobord features 3/4" and 2" supports that are glued flush with the back edge of the panel. The cradle provides extra support while giving the panel depth and dimension, making it ready to hang on the wall. The birch plywood cradles can be left unfinished or treated easily with wood stain, gesso or paint.

Scratchbord Ampersand Art

A rigid hardboard backing and a perfectly inked surface make this the ultimate scratchboard. Made with a thick clay-coating and T100 India Ink. Allows for a full range of tonal values.

Cradled Wood Panels Art Alternatives

These 4mm sanded birch plywood panels feature a smooth, strong surface mounted on a solid pine cradle. More durable than canvas, they resist flexing or warping. The sanded edges allow work to flow beyond the face of the panel. Great for painting, especially thick, heavy applications and palette knife work, mounting, encaustic, and mixed media; as well as for craft use as a shadow box, frame or tray. Available in two profile depths: Studio panels are 3/4" deep and Gallery panels are 1-1/2" deep.

MDF Panels Art Alternatives

Designed for painting, mounting, encaustic, and mixed media, these 5mm boards provide a smooth, strong and warp-resistant surface. They are also great for creating a customized panel or drawing board, or for stretching watercolor paper. Each panel features two dovetail slots for easy hanging of artwork.

Gessoed Masonite Mona Lisa

These strong masonite boards are pre-coated with gesso to provide a slick surface for painting. No preparation or treatment necessary.

Natural Cradled Birch Panels American Easel

These high-quality artist panels use solid wood for the cradle (frame around the back) and 1/8" top-quality birch plywood for the face (surface to be painted). Made in the USA.

Watermedia Cradled Birch Panels American Easel

These high-quality artist panels use solid wood for the cradle (frame around the back) and 1/8" top-quality birch plywood for the face (surface to be painted). The exclusive water-media treatment used on these panels was created to work beautifully with all water media. The surface is absorbent, durable and lightly textured, but it can also be sanded to be more like hot press paper. No other prep work is required, they are ready for paint. Colors lift easily and also layer beautifully. Your final painting can be protected with many spray varnishes, so there's no need to frame the final work behind glass. Typical usages are watercolors, watercolor pencils, acrylics, gouache and more. Made in the USA.

White Gesso Cradled Birch Panels American Easel

These high-quality artist panels use solid wood for the cradle (frame around the back) and 1/8" top-quality birch plywood for the face (surface to be painted). The premium acrylic gesso formulated exclusively for American Easel provides an acid-free, non-yellowing archival surface. No other prep work is required, they are ready for paint. Made in the USA.

Wrapped Wood Panels Lucius Hudson, Inc.

These cradled wood panels are made using torsion box construction: a matrix of 4" × 4" inch boxes glued between two plywood sheets produces greater strength and stability over traditional cradled wood panel designs. For acid and moisture protection all panels are sealed with shellac. There are a variety of canvas and linen options.

Artist Panels - Canvas Texture Ampersand Art Drop Ship Only

These value series panels feature acrylic gesso coated surfaces for use with oil and acrylics. The surface has a canvas-like texture giving artists the advantages of a panel with the feel of fine canvas. The surface allows for greater brush control than traditional stretched canvas. The panels come in 1-1/2" and 3/4" cradled profiles and a 3/8" flat panel with a hanging slot. They are a versatile surface at a value price; ideal for students, beginners and leisure painters.

Claybord Ampersand Art Drop Ship Only

The mineral-coated, pH neutral surface of Claybord can be easily manipulated, erased, and reworked. Use any media from pencil to oils. Remove pigment with scratch tools to expose the white surface which becomes part of the finished work. The cradled version of Claybord features ¾", 1½", and 2" supports that are glued flush with the back edge of the panel. The cradle provides extra support while giving the panel depth and dimension, making it ready to hang on the wall. The birch plywood cradles can be left unfinished or treated easily with wood stain, gesso or paint.

Encausticbord Ampersand Art Drop Ship Only

This board features a ready-to-use surface created for the unique demands of encaustic painting and mixed media. A heat-resistant ground is applied to Ampersand's sealed Hardbord panel to form a bright, smooth and velvety surface. The ground is highly absorbent and it holds tight to layers of wax and collage without of cracking or separation. A variety of mediums can be used on the boards to create incredible textures, colors and patterns. They are also great for mixed media, collage and photo transfers. The flat panels are available in .125" and .25" profiles and the cradled panels are available in .875", 1.5" and 2.125" profiles. The cradled panels are made with Baltic birch cradles that can be waxed, painted, stained or left natural.

Hardbord Ampersand Art Drop Ship Only

Hardbord is the perfect substrate for those who prefer to create their own grounds and unique textures. Hardbord is a 1/8" thick tempered wood panel that is prepared without the traditional oil tempering process. This provides more strength and permanence than when using untempered or conventional hardboard. Hardbord accepts grounds for oils, acrylics, egg tempera, encaustic and gold leaf, with no preparation required and it will not warp, crack or bend. The cradled version of Hardbord features 3/4" and 2" supports that are glued flush with the back edge of the panel. The cradle provides extra support while giving the panel depth and dimension, making it ready to hang on the wall. The birch plywood cradles can be left unfinished or treated easily with wood stain, gesso or paint.

Pastelbord Ampersand Art Drop Ship Only

Ideal for use with pastels and acrylics, Pastelbord holds pastels better than pastel paper and can be used wet or dry. To rework an area simply wash with water. Available in colors that provide an excellent under painting.

Cradled Wood Panel Super Value Packs Art Alternatives Drop Ship Only

These value-priced, super value packs of cradled wood panels are great for painting, especially thick, heavy applications and palette knife work, as well as encaustic, mixed media and craft use as a shadow box, frame or tray. The 4mm hand-sanded birch wood surface is smooth for detailed work and mounting, while the sturdy pine cradle adds support and allows for hanging without a frame. Available in two profile depths: Studio panels have a 3/4" deep profile and Gallery panels have a 1-1/2" deep profile. The number of panels per pack varies by size.

Uncradled Wood Panel Super Value Packs Art Alternatives Drop Ship Only

These value-priced, super value packs of double-sided, uncradled wood panels allow artists to bring the strength and beauty of wood into their work for a fraction of the cost of a heavier cradled wood panel. The smooth birch wood surface is great for traditional painting and drawing, as well as mounting, mixed media work, encaustic, model making and craft use, while the 5mm MDF core adds strength and resists warping. The number of panels per pack varies by size.

Wooden Pallet Limited Edition Creative Surfaces Art Alternatives Drop Ship Only

These wooden pallets feature a fir veneer surface in a variety of finishes mounted on birch supports. They are ideal for sign-making, painting, collage and mixed media. This surface is versatile and can work whether your style is rustic, industrial, modern or somewhere in between. The pallets feature a solid wood frame with a 1" profile.

Alcohol Ink Art Panels Masterpiece Drop Ship Only

A non-porous double vinyl substrate designed specifically for alcohol inks, but can be used for acrylics and other multi-media applications. Vinyl is mounted to both sides of an MDF board with pH neutral glue, so you can paint both sides, and display the side you like best, or create a hanging-mobile type display. The vinyl has a light texture, which provides more control over the painting process, and it produces a pearlescent shimmer to the artwork. The vinyl surface is an impervious moisture barrier that resists warping and extends the open time of alcohol inks. Alcohol ink will float and lift off the surface while wet.

Liquid Art Panels Pebeo Drop Ship Only

These art panels feature a 3mm raised edge designed to contain liquid paints, mediums and other liquid art media. The hardboard surface of the panel is primed with white gesso and the sides are unprimed and can be painted or stained. Ideal for use with liquid Gedeo resigns, liquid acrylics, encaustics, mosaics, specialty paints such as Vitrail and Fantasy Prisme and more.

Clear Gesso Cradled Birch Panels American Easel Special Order Only

These high-quality artist panels use solid wood for the cradle (frame around the back) and 1/8" top-quality birch plywood for the face (surface to be painted). The premium acrylic gesso formulated exclusively for American Easel provides an acid-free, non-yellowing archival surface. No other prep work is required, they are ready for paint. Made in the USA.

Claybord Box Kits Ampersand Art Special Order Only

A completely customizable fine art box. These boxes are ready for you to add your creativity - no building is necessary. The lid features a Claybord Smooth surface and the sides are constructed of beautiful birch plywood. The Claybord lid can be painted with any water media, stamped, collaged, photo-transferred onto, and more. Use the box kit for art, home decor, or to make someone an artful gift. Boxes are 3" high.

Stampbord Ampersand Art Special Order Only

Stampbord is made from clay-coated claybord panel and is a phenomenal surface for rubber stamping, collage, and a variety of craft and fine art projects. The absorbent surface gives rubber stampers a clean, pristine image every time. The surface can also be scratched into to create incredible details and highlights, unlike any other stamping surface on the market. The surface is correctable and erasable, great for card making, jewelry, magnets, altered books and much more.

Black Chalkboard Limited Edition Creative Surface Art Alternatives Special Order Only

This wooden panel features a black chalkboard finish ideal for paint pens, chalk, doodles and messages. Light-weight, durable and re-usable, this creative surface is ideal for artists, DIY creatives and beginners alike. The panels feature a solid wood frame with a ¾" profile.

Gessoed Tempered Hardboard Panels Jack Richeson & Co. Special Order Only

With beautifully beveled edges, these warp-resistant tempered panels are covered with a high-quality white or toned gesso and are produced with a double coat waterfall system for a perfect lightly toothy surface. Perfect for portraitists, they are a time and energy-saver, ideal for both pros and students. Perfect for use with oils, alkyds, acrylics, caseins, and other water-based paints.