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Ampersand Art Supplies

Ampersand are an art supplies company based in Texas, USA and since 1994 they have been producing artist panels and boards as an alternative to painting on canvas. It started with the Claybord invented by Charles Ewing, an artist from Colorado, who joined with Ampersand to expand his product further into the market.

Ampersands range of art panels and boards can be suited to a wide range of media from watercolours, oils & acrylics, pastels, mixed media and more. Each surface has a coating to give a specific effect and they are made to a high quality to make sure that your creations will look their best and last a long time.

The Ampersand boards available at Pegasus Art include Claybord, Gessobord, Scratchbord, Aquabord, and Pastelbord.

Ampersand Claybord

A hardboard base with a kaolin clay formula on top (also known as china clay) which gives a smooth and absorbant layer to paint on. This echoes the was renaissance painters used wooden panels which were painted with layers of a similar substance to give a smooth painting surface.The Claybords can be used with many different medias including acrylics, collage, pen & pencil, inks, watercolours and is one of the most versatile Ampersand boards. The media layers can be built up and then scratched or rubbed back with artist tools to create texture and detail.

All the Claybord panels are protected with Ampersands Archival-Seal barrier technology that seals the wood to stop the surface becoming discoloured. The wood is sourced from renewable wood fibres grown in the US and is free from formaldehyde.

Ampersand Gessobord

is made from hardboard with the Archival-Seal and then layers of gesso to create a great surface for acyrlics, oils and mixed media artists. The high quality gesso surface is acid free and gently sanded back to leave a board that is suited to many painting styles, whether you are using a brush or palette knife. This Gessobord is also made with wood from renewable US wood fibres and free from formaldehyde.

Ampersand Aquabord

This archival quality board is the one for watercolours with it's acid free surface made using clay, it is absorbant but also allows the colours to hold their vividity. The surface is a finish similar to cold pressed watercolour paper but you can also easity lift colour off the Aquabord to create layers and highlights. The advantage of using a board for watercolours is that there is no need to worry about paper tearing or becoming distorted and the Aquabords are made in the US using eco-friendly.

Ampersands Pastelbord

A hardboard coated with a gesso and clay surface and a fine marble dust that gives an exceptional finish for pastels. The pastelbord is a pH neutral board that is much more versatile than durable then pastel paper. Available in various colours and can be used with other media such as acrylics.

Ampersand Scratchbord

Has a layer of india ink over a clay surface on hardboard, providing a strong and high quality base for your artwork. Scratch away the ink layer to reveal the white surface behind and you can even add additional colour to give more detail or shading as required. We also stock a selection of ampersand scratch tools and inks to get you started on creating your scratch work.

Alongside the artist boards we also have the Ampersand Artist Panels in super smooth, textured canvas and unprimed basswood. The super smooth Artist Panels are great for achieving a fine detail, the textured canvas Artist Panel gives look of a canvas and superior paint control with the performance of a panel and the basswood Artist Panel is sanded smooth and unprimed ready for the seal and priming of your choice.

Ampersand  Aquabord - Watercolour Boards 7/8 Ampersand Aquabord - Watercolour Boards 7/8" - 2.2cm Deep Cradled Sizes
£12.30
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Ampersand Aquabord - watercolour panels on 2.2cm deep cradled wood frame What is Aquabord? New surface for watercolour painting                                                       Aquabord is an acid free textured clay surface backed with Ampersand's artist hardboard support. Absorbing your watercolour paint like a fine watercolour paper, the purity and vibrancy of your colour is enhanced. The A…
Ampersand Aquabord - Watercolour Boards 1/8 Ampersand Aquabord - Watercolour Boards 1/8" - 3mm Panels
£2.65
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Ampersand Aquabord - watercolour panels 1/8" - 3mm thickness hardboard panel What is Aquabord? New surface for watercolour painting                                                       Aquabord is an acid free textured clay surface backed with Ampersand's artist hardboard support. Absorbing your watercolour paint like a fine watercolour paper, the purity and vibrancy of your colour is enhanced. T…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture 1.5 Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture 1.5"- 3.8cm Deep Cradled Sizes
£8.40
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Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture : Primed Artist Board 1.5inch (3.8cm) deep – Performs like a painting panel but feels like canvas. Acrylic gesso primer on hardboard providing a non-absorbent surface. The Ampersand board is then fitted to a cradle support which are handmade using birch plywood creating a sturdy stable frame. Medium canvas texture which is ready to paint and simple to hang S…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture 3/4 Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture 3/4" Deep Cradled Sizes
£5.80
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Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture : Primed Artist Board 3/4inch (1.9cm) deep – Performs like a painting panel but feels like canvas. Ready to use; superb brush control; no sag or stretch Acrylic gesso primer on hardboard providing a non-absorbent surface. The Ampersand board is then fitted to a cradle support which are handmade using birch plywood creating a sturdy stable frame. Medium canva…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture 3/8 Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture 3/8" - 4mm Thickness
£4.20
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Ampersand Board Canvas Texture 9mm thickness Primed Artist Board 3/8inch (9cm) deep – Performs like a painting panel but feels like canvas. Acrylic gesso primer on hardboard. The Ampersand board has a cut hanging slot on the back. Medium canvas texture which is ready to paint and simple to hang. Ready to use; superb brush control; no sag or stretch; stable and will keep the paint film intact over…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Primed Smooth 1.5 Ampersand Artist Panel - Primed Smooth 1.5" - 38mm Cradled Sizes
£9.60
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Ampersand Artist Panel - Super Smooth Acrylic Gesso Primed Surface : Primed Artist Board 1.5inch (3.8cm) deep The acrylic gesso primer on 4mm hardboard provides a semi-absorbent surface, completely acid free and can be recommended for oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting and you will also find it a great drawing surface. This smooth surface is especially good for intricate and high…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Primed Smooth 1/8 Ampersand Artist Panel - Primed Smooth 1/8" - 4mm Panels
£2.86
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Ampersand Artist Panel - Hardboard Painting Panel : Super Smooth Acrylic Gesso Primed Surface : Primed Artist Board 1/8 inch (4mm) deep The acrylic gesso primer on 4mm hardboard provides a semi-absorbent surface, completely acid free and can be recommended for oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting and you will also find it a great drawing surface. This smooth surface is especially g…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Primed Smooth 7/8 Ampersand Artist Panel - Primed Smooth 7/8" - 22mm Cradled Sizes
£8.86
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Ampersand Artist Panel - Super Smooth Acrylic Gesso Primed Surface : Primed Artist Board 7/8 inch (22mm) deep The acrylic gesso primer on 4mm hardboard provides a semi-absorbent surface, completely acid free and can be recommended for oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting and you will also find it a great drawing surface. This smooth surface is especially good for intricate and high…
Ampersand Claybord - Multi Media 1.5 Ampersand Claybord - Multi Media 1.5" - 38mm Cradled Sizes
£15.06
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Ampersand Claybord Hardboard Panels for multi-media artists. 1.5" Deep (38mm) Cradled Sizes Also known as Stampbord to crafters This acid free, kaolin clay ground on a quality hardboard panel is absorbent with a surface that has been sanded to a velvet-smooth finish. The surface feels soft and is our most popular seller at Pegasus Art. You can really use Ampersand Claybord for everything but it is…
Ampersand Claybord - Multi Media 1/8 Ampersand Claybord - Multi Media 1/8" - 3mm Panels
£2.55
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Ampersand Claybord Hardboard Panels for multi-media artists. 1/8" Panel (3mm) Hardboard Sizes Also known as Stampbord to crafters This acid free, kaolin clay ground on a quality hardboard panel is absorbent with a surface that has been sanded to a velvet-smooth finish. The surface feels soft and is our most popular seller at Pegasus Art. You can really use Ampersand Claybord for everything but it…
Ampersand Claybord - Multi Media 7/8 Ampersand Claybord - Multi Media 7/8" - 22mm Cradled Sizes
£10.75
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Ampersand Claybord Hardboard Panels for multi-media artists. 7/8" Deep (22mm) Cradled Sizes Also known as Stampbord to crafters This acid free, kaolin clay ground on a quality hardboard panel is absorbent with a surface that has been sanded to a velvet-smooth finish. The surface feels soft and is our most popular seller at Pegasus Art. You can really use Ampersand Claybord for everything but it is…
Ampersand Gessobord - Oils & Acrylics 1.5 Ampersand Gessobord - Oils & Acrylics 1.5" - 38mm Cradled Sizes
£18.85
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Ampersand Gessobord for oils and acrylics - Museum quality surface 1.5" (38mm) Deep Cradled Sizes Ampersand Gessobord provides a rigid, well prepared, archival museum quality surface recommended for oil paint, water-mixable oil paint, alkyd paint, acrylic paint, collage and mixed media. Ampersand Gessobord features an acid free acrylic gesso ground on hardboard providing a lightly textured surface…
Ampersand Gessobord - Oils & Acrylics 1/8 Ampersand Gessobord - Oils & Acrylics 1/8" - 3mm Panels
£2.75
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Ampersand Gessobord for oils and acrylics - Museum quality hardboard panel 1/8" (3mm) Deep Painting Panel Ampersand Gessobord provides a rigid, well prepared, archival museum quality surface recommended for oil paint, water-mixable oil paint, alkyd paint, acrylic paint, collage and mixed media. Ampersand Gessobord features an acid free acrylic gesso ground on hardboard providing a lightly textured…
Ampersand Gessobord - Oils & Acrylics 7/8 Ampersand Gessobord - Oils & Acrylics 7/8" - 22mm Cradled Sizes
£15.30
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Ampersand Gessobord for oils and acrylics - Museum quality surface 7/8" (22mm) Deep Cradled Sizes Ampersand Gessobord provides a rigid, well prepared, archival museum quality surface recommended for oil paint, water-mixable oil paint, alkyd paint, acrylic paint, collage and mixed media. Ampersand Gessobord features an acid free acrylic gesso ground on hardboard providing a lightly textured surface…
Ampersand Pastelbord (Grey) 1/8 Ampersand Pastelbord (Grey) 1/8" - 3mm Panels
£3.49
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Ampersand Pastelbord Hardboard Art Panels, Grey Colour, 1/8" (3mm) deep Ampersand Pastelbord has a pastel friendly sand surface on a hardboard panel backing. The kaolin clay ground is mixed with fine marble dust granules before being hand applied to provide the perfect surface for all types of pastels, soft, hard and oil. Your pastels will go on smoothly, blending beautifully and keeping their ric…
Ampersand Pastelbord (White) 1/8 Ampersand Pastelbord (White) 1/8" - 3mm Panels
£4.25
£3.49
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Ampersand Pastelbord Hardboard Art Panels, White Colour, 1/8" (3mm) deep Ampersand Pastelbord has a pastel friendly sand surface on a hardboard panel backing. The kaolin clay ground is mixed with fine marble dust granules before being hand applied to provide the perfect surface for all types of pastels, soft, hard and oil. Your pastels will go on smoothly, blending beautifully and keeping their ri…
Ampersand Scratchbord 1/8 Ampersand Scratchbord 1/8" - 3mm Panels
£2.99
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Ampersand Scratchbord 1/8" (3mm) Panel Ampersand Scratchbord for scratch art. Have fun with these smooth, acid free, scratchboard panels coated with rich black indian ink over an absorbent kaolin clay panel. The art panels are strong and will not tear, crack or bend in any way. Scratch the black ink away to create amazing designs and pictures with the crisp white lines you will uncover. Scratchbor…
Ampersand Wood Panels - Unprimed Basswood 1.5 Ampersand Wood Panels - Unprimed Basswood 1.5" - 38mm Cradled Sizes
£8.80
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Ampersand Unprimed Wood Panels – Unprimed Basswood 1.5" (38mm) Deep These stable wood painting panels have an ultra-smooth finish with no knots, wood patches, excessive wood grain or plywood seams providing a perfect wood surface to paint on. The unprimed basswood panel is handcrafted with a non-flexible basswood top and is ready for you to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Artists ha…
Ampersand Wood Panels - Unprimed Basswood 7/8 Ampersand Wood Panels - Unprimed Basswood 7/8" - 22mm Cradled Sizes
£8.20
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Ampersand Unprimed Wood Panels – Unprimed Basswood 7/8" (22mm) Deep These stable wood painting panels have an ultra-smooth finish with no knots, wood patches, excessive wood grain or plywood seams providing a perfect wood surface to paint on. The unprimed basswood panel is handcrafted with a non-flexible basswood top and is ready for you to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Artists ha…
Scratchbord & Claybord Ink Set - 6 Assorted Colours Scratchbord & Claybord Ink Set - 6 Assorted Colours
£16.40
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Ampersand Scratchboard Ink Set with six x 14.7ml assorted primary colours. The Scratchbord Claybord Inks have a pigment base and are permanent, transparent and waterproof once dry. The set includes black indian ink which can be used to paint over scratch marks when you change your mind and need to amend your scratchboard art! Scratchbord/Claybord inks do not leave as much pigment residue when pain…

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Ampersand Aquabord - watercolour panels on 2.2cm deep cradled wood frame What is Aquabord? New surface for watercolour painting                                                       Aquabord is an acid free textured clay surface backed with Ampersand's artist hardboard support. Absorbing your watercolour paint like a fine watercolour paper, the purity and vibrancy of your colour is enhanced. The A…
Ampersand Aquabord - watercolour panels 1/8" - 3mm thickness hardboard panel What is Aquabord? New surface for watercolour painting                                                       Aquabord is an acid free textured clay surface backed with Ampersand's artist hardboard support. Absorbing your watercolour paint like a fine watercolour paper, the purity and vibrancy of your colour is enhanced. T…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture : Primed Artist Board 1.5inch (3.8cm) deep – Performs like a painting panel but feels like canvas. Acrylic gesso primer on hardboard providing a non-absorbent surface. The Ampersand board is then fitted to a cradle support which are handmade using birch plywood creating a sturdy stable frame. Medium canvas texture which is ready to paint and simple to hang S…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Canvas Texture : Primed Artist Board 3/4inch (1.9cm) deep – Performs like a painting panel but feels like canvas. Ready to use; superb brush control; no sag or stretch Acrylic gesso primer on hardboard providing a non-absorbent surface. The Ampersand board is then fitted to a cradle support which are handmade using birch plywood creating a sturdy stable frame. Medium canva…
Ampersand Board Canvas Texture 9mm thickness Primed Artist Board 3/8inch (9cm) deep – Performs like a painting panel but feels like canvas. Acrylic gesso primer on hardboard. The Ampersand board has a cut hanging slot on the back. Medium canvas texture which is ready to paint and simple to hang. Ready to use; superb brush control; no sag or stretch; stable and will keep the paint film intact over…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Super Smooth Acrylic Gesso Primed Surface : Primed Artist Board 1.5inch (3.8cm) deep The acrylic gesso primer on 4mm hardboard provides a semi-absorbent surface, completely acid free and can be recommended for oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting and you will also find it a great drawing surface. This smooth surface is especially good for intricate and high…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Hardboard Painting Panel : Super Smooth Acrylic Gesso Primed Surface : Primed Artist Board 1/8 inch (4mm) deep The acrylic gesso primer on 4mm hardboard provides a semi-absorbent surface, completely acid free and can be recommended for oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting and you will also find it a great drawing surface. This smooth surface is especially g…
Ampersand Artist Panel - Super Smooth Acrylic Gesso Primed Surface : Primed Artist Board 7/8 inch (22mm) deep The acrylic gesso primer on 4mm hardboard provides a semi-absorbent surface, completely acid free and can be recommended for oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolour painting and you will also find it a great drawing surface. This smooth surface is especially good for intricate and high…
Ampersand Claybord Hardboard Panels for multi-media artists. 1.5" Deep (38mm) Cradled Sizes Also known as Stampbord to crafters This acid free, kaolin clay ground on a quality hardboard panel is absorbent with a surface that has been sanded to a velvet-smooth finish. The surface feels soft and is our most popular seller at Pegasus Art. You can really use Ampersand Claybord for everything but it is…
Ampersand Claybord Hardboard Panels for multi-media artists. 1/8" Panel (3mm) Hardboard Sizes Also known as Stampbord to crafters This acid free, kaolin clay ground on a quality hardboard panel is absorbent with a surface that has been sanded to a velvet-smooth finish. The surface feels soft and is our most popular seller at Pegasus Art. You can really use Ampersand Claybord for everything but it…
Ampersand Claybord Hardboard Panels for multi-media artists. 7/8" Deep (22mm) Cradled Sizes Also known as Stampbord to crafters This acid free, kaolin clay ground on a quality hardboard panel is absorbent with a surface that has been sanded to a velvet-smooth finish. The surface feels soft and is our most popular seller at Pegasus Art. You can really use Ampersand Claybord for everything but it is…
Ampersand Gessobord for oils and acrylics - Museum quality surface 1.5" (38mm) Deep Cradled Sizes Ampersand Gessobord provides a rigid, well prepared, archival museum quality surface recommended for oil paint, water-mixable oil paint, alkyd paint, acrylic paint, collage and mixed media. Ampersand Gessobord features an acid free acrylic gesso ground on hardboard providing a lightly textured surface…
Ampersand Gessobord for oils and acrylics - Museum quality hardboard panel 1/8" (3mm) Deep Painting Panel Ampersand Gessobord provides a rigid, well prepared, archival museum quality surface recommended for oil paint, water-mixable oil paint, alkyd paint, acrylic paint, collage and mixed media. Ampersand Gessobord features an acid free acrylic gesso ground on hardboard providing a lightly textured…
Ampersand Gessobord for oils and acrylics - Museum quality surface 7/8" (22mm) Deep Cradled Sizes Ampersand Gessobord provides a rigid, well prepared, archival museum quality surface recommended for oil paint, water-mixable oil paint, alkyd paint, acrylic paint, collage and mixed media. Ampersand Gessobord features an acid free acrylic gesso ground on hardboard providing a lightly textured surface…
Ampersand Pastelbord Hardboard Art Panels, Grey Colour, 1/8" (3mm) deep Ampersand Pastelbord has a pastel friendly sand surface on a hardboard panel backing. The kaolin clay ground is mixed with fine marble dust granules before being hand applied to provide the perfect surface for all types of pastels, soft, hard and oil. Your pastels will go on smoothly, blending beautifully and keeping their ric…
Ampersand Pastelbord Hardboard Art Panels, White Colour, 1/8" (3mm) deep Ampersand Pastelbord has a pastel friendly sand surface on a hardboard panel backing. The kaolin clay ground is mixed with fine marble dust granules before being hand applied to provide the perfect surface for all types of pastels, soft, hard and oil. Your pastels will go on smoothly, blending beautifully and keeping their ri…
Ampersand Scratchbord 1/8" (3mm) Panel Ampersand Scratchbord for scratch art. Have fun with these smooth, acid free, scratchboard panels coated with rich black indian ink over an absorbent kaolin clay panel. The art panels are strong and will not tear, crack or bend in any way. Scratch the black ink away to create amazing designs and pictures with the crisp white lines you will uncover. Scratchbor…
Ampersand Unprimed Wood Panels – Unprimed Basswood 1.5" (38mm) Deep These stable wood painting panels have an ultra-smooth finish with no knots, wood patches, excessive wood grain or plywood seams providing a perfect wood surface to paint on. The unprimed basswood panel is handcrafted with a non-flexible basswood top and is ready for you to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Artists ha…
Ampersand Unprimed Wood Panels – Unprimed Basswood 7/8" (22mm) Deep These stable wood painting panels have an ultra-smooth finish with no knots, wood patches, excessive wood grain or plywood seams providing a perfect wood surface to paint on. The unprimed basswood panel is handcrafted with a non-flexible basswood top and is ready for you to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Artists ha…
Ampersand Scratchboard Ink Set with six x 14.7ml assorted primary colours. The Scratchbord Claybord Inks have a pigment base and are permanent, transparent and waterproof once dry. The set includes black indian ink which can be used to paint over scratch marks when you change your mind and need to amend your scratchboard art! Scratchbord/Claybord inks do not leave as much pigment residue when pain…