Ampersand Board Guide

Ampersand boards are versatile hard boards that allow for a lot of mixed media and experimentation.


 

Board

Depth

Colour

Material

Recommended Medium

Absorbency

Texture

Aquabord

3mm

Warm white

Clay and wood fibres

  • Watercolours
  • Coloured Pencils
  • Acrylics

Absorbent

Cold Pressed

22mm

Claybord

3mm

Off White

Kaolin clay (chine clay) and wood fibres

  • Inks
  • Acrylic
  • Airbrush

Absorbent

Smooth

22mm

38mm

Gessobord

3mm

White

Hardboard with archival seal and gesso

  • Oils
  • Acrylics

Non-Absorbent

Semi-smooth

22mm

38mm

Pastelbord

3mm

White & Grey

Gesso and clay surface with marble dust

  • Pastels
  • Acrylics

Absorbent

Textured

Scratchbord

3mm

Black

India ink over clay on hardboard

  • Inks

Absorbent

Smooth

Primed Textured

9.5mm

White

Hardboard and gesso

  • Oils
  • Acrylics

Non-Absorbent

Canvas Texture

19mm

38mm

Primed Smooth

3mm

White

Hardboard and gesso

  • Oils
  • Acrylics
  • Inks
  • Airbrush

Non-Absorbent

Smooth

22mm

38mm

Unprimed Basswood

22mm

Natural Wood

Hardboard

  • Oils
  • Acrylics

Absorbent

Semi-smooth

38mm