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Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Karyn's Last Blog Post

To all the amazing artists that use and support Ampersand, It has been a wonderful part of my journey to spend time here with you on the blog, on Facebook, on Youtube, Twitter and Pinterest ...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Getting Started with Aquabord™

Sand, Water and Meg, watercolor on Aquabord by Phillip R. AustenWhen using watercolor, you have a couple of choices with Ampersand's panels.  If you are a traditional watercolorist or gouach...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Honoring Scratchboard Artist Diana Lee

Tiny FeetDiana Lee, internationally known scratchboard artist and dear friend to Ampersand passed last Wednesday evening.  She was surrounded by family and passed peacefully after a long str...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Current Events with Scratchbord™ Artists

Saltie, 8"x 10" work by John AgnewCrocodile Scratchboards opened last fall on tour by notable animal artist, John Agnew and curated by David Wagner. It is currently at the Sternberg Museum i...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Scratchbord™ Basics

Ampersand Scratchbord™ has a smooth, absorbent kaolin clay ground evenly coated with black India ink. Scratch the black ink away with ease and control to crisp white fluid lines. Backed with...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Featured Artist: Lynnette Shelley

Nightlight, "11 x 14", ink and acrylic on AquabordPennsylvania artist, Lynnette Shelley's unusual and culturally charged artwork has won numerous awards and found its way into collections ac...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Current Events with Encaustics & Ampersand Artists

There is always a lot going on with exhibitions, workshops, book releases and awards with our followers and Ampersand artists.  This month, encaustic artists, Bonny Leibowitz and Elise Wagne...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Encaustic Resources: Tips on Beginning with Encaustic Paint

The first step to painting with encaustic is melting the paint. At room temperature encaustic paint is a solid. When heated it becomes a workable liquid.  In this liquid state it can be appl...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Gessobord Basics

Starting Pointmixed media on Gessobord by Jennifer PhilipsMuseum Series Gessobord™ is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The coating is 88% thicker than other...
Ampersand Art Supply's Blog · 1Y ago

Featured Artist: David Somers

Seattle artist, David Somers recently started using Claybord™ for his laser engraving work and has shared his process and some of his work with us.  Below are two of his recent pieces in the...