Ampersand Gessobord 3mm

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22.9 x 30.5cm 022494 RRP: £9.25 £8.95
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27.9 x 35.6cm 022495 RRP: £11.85 £10.95
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30.5 x 30.5cm 022496 £11.50
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30.5 x 40.6cm 022497 £14.25
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45.7 x 60.1cm 022499 £26.50
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12.7 x 17.8cm 022491 £3.50
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20.3 x 20.3cm 022492 £6.50
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20.3 x 25.4cm 022493 £7.95
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Description

Museum Series Gessobord™ by Ampersand is a superior quality preprepared board for painting onto in Acrylic, Oil or in using Mixed Media.

  • The finest quality acrylic gesso is used meaning the ground does not dull colours and the wonderful lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control.
  • Made with Ampersand’s 1/8" True Artist Hardboard™ and Archiva-Seal™ technology, the surface is acid-free, non-yellowing, and archival and perfect for all painting styles and approaches.
  • Only Ampersand builds their cradles by hand with premium grade 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look from edge to edge.

These prepared painting surfaces from Ampersand are available in a wide range of sizes, ranging from; 12.7 x 17.8cm (5 x 7”) through to 45.7 x 60.1cm (18 x 24”) and in three different depths of 3mm (1/8"), 2.2cm (7/8") and 3.8cm (1.5")

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Cm Inches
12.7 x 17.8 5 x 7
20.3 x 20.3 8 x 8
20.3 x 25.4 8 x 10
22.9 x 30.5 9 x 12
27.9 x 35.6 11 x 14
30.5 x 30.5 12 x 12
30.5 x 40.6 12 x 16
45.7 x 60.1 18 x 23.7

 


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Q&A (4)
Q Why work on wooden panel as oppose to canvas?
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Paintings on wooden panel are easier to conserve and offer a longer lasting and more rigid surface to paint on than canvas stretched on a frame. This hardness offers superior line control and support, and colour vibrancy is stronger as the colour reflects off the surface as oppose to absorbing into the weave of the canvas.

Q What is Gessobord?
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Gessobord is a wooden panel with a primed surface which offers a firm, archival surface for painting that will not yellow over time. This board has a slight grain, but can be sanded down should you prefer a smoother surface.

Q How many boards are in a pack?
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These are sold as single units and not in packs. 

Q Are these boards suitable for egg tempera?
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These panels should be fine with egg tempera - the manufacturer, Ampersand, also recommends using egg tempera with their Claybord panels.

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22nd September 2020 Reviewed by Jacqueline Chinn Always use boards now, sometimes cradled sometimes not. Uncradled are useful as they will fit any frame. I like detail in my portraits and the smooth surface helps.

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8th September 2020 Reviewed by Nina Wainman Great quality, will definitely be getting more. Would recommend

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17th August 2020 Reviewed by Vlada Oulitskaia The gesso surface is wonderful to paint on and saves on prep time. It seems that the product got slightly damp in the shop as one corner was bent and the gesso had come off. Would like to have given this product more if it weren't for the damage.

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9th July 2020 Reviewed by Nandhini J Prasad I have recently made a foray into oil paintings and hence bought this board. I have used it and it is a very good surface to work on. The paint’s adhesion is good if used correctly and I am observing how it behaves as I go along.. highly recommend!

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15th May 2020 Reviewed by Janette Rickman I don't use canvas much now. Gessoboard gives me an amazing surface. Flat and holds the paint. Primed for oil and acrylic. Create your own texture. Colours are true. Brilliant.

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24th January 2020 Reviewed by Andrew Stead Quality item

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9th October 2019 Reviewed by Kristine Nason I love this product. It's my favourite surface for oil and cold wax paintings, but works beautifully with other mediums too.

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24th September 2019 Reviewed by Caroline King Using these for the first time instead of canvas for some acrylic painting. Seem to be reasonably good quality and looking forward to using.

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17th August 2019 Reviewed by stuart hughes Excellent surface for airbrushing

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19th June 2019 Reviewed by Joseph Oxley I use these products with oil paint. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is in search of a rigid and premium quality surface to paint on. Very impressed.

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14th May 2019 Reviewed by Photoulla Hadjigeorgiou Use for realism in portraits and cityscapes for smooth surface. Also use for Acrylic pour and splash painting. Product is preferable than canvas as easier to work on. Recommend for realistic portrait artists.

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3rd April 2019 Reviewed by Rowena Ellis Perfect smooth surface for oil painting in classical style.

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3rd April 2019 Reviewed by Rowena Ellis Love these gesso boards for classical portraiture in oil.

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20th February 2019 Reviewed by Clare Johnson I'm using them as backing boards for a 3D arrangement. I would recommend to fellow artists

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25th January 2019 Reviewed by Kristine Nason These gessobords are so versatile and I like to have a stock of various sizes. On those occasions when I produce something I'm proud of, it's especially good to know that the surface I've worked on is archival.

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13th October 2018 Reviewed by Brian Krendler Super value.

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25th April 2018 Reviewed by Sara Forsman Elmberg Wonderful surface to paint with oil colour!

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16th February 2018 Reviewed by Karenina Johnson I love these gessobords. They are very well made. They have a wonderful smooth surface, which takes a wee bit of getting used to, but it is worth it. I often use gold leaf in my work and you get a beautiful effect on the smooth gessobord. They are lightweight, yet sturdy.

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18th January 2018 Reviewed by Lee Johnson Excellent products

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1st August 2017 Reviewed by S Taylor I highly recommend this product, the finish is perfect and it is a lovely surface to paint on.

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6th July 2017 Reviewed by Nicola Currie These are excellent but not if I can't get them from Cass Art

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25th January 2017 Reviewed by Paula Norbury I use these boards for oil painting. They provide a wonderful surface and I have used a large range of sizes. I can't recommend these highly enough.

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25th November 2016 Reviewed by Roberta Lang Using this product for the first time with oil paints. Yet to see how it performs but have every confidence as the texture is great.

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23rd November 2016 Reviewed by Karenmberisfordart The ONLY board I will use for creating highly detailed acrylic paintings on. These boards are good for the environment and perfect for Vege & Vegan artists as there are no animal derivatives contained in the surface application.

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17th August 2016 Reviewed by Evie Mclaughlin Great sturdy well finished boards, gorgeous surface.

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3rd August 2015 Reviewed by Gillian Williams Superb for amateurs and professionals.

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4th March 2015 Reviewed by Angela Elliott-Walker Great to work on, it's expensive but worth it.
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