Gessobord comes ready to paint featuring a professional quality acid-free acrylic gesso ground that is lightly textured for good adhesion and titanium white for enhanced clarity of color. Perfect for oils, acrylics, alkyds and water based oils. It's delicate enough for glazing, fluid brush strokes and tight detail, and tough enough for palette knife painting.
Save hours of applying and sanding gesso with perfectly hand-crafted Gessobord. The thick acrylic polymer gesso ground has been sanded to an exceptional finish you'll love. Perfect for layering, glazing, alla prima and impasto in oils, acrylics, alkyds or water-based oils. The surface is pH neutral and acid free.
Available in 1/8", 3/4", 1-1/2" and 2" DEEP Cradle
Gessobord is available with our innovative and elegant cradles that provide extra support and presentation all in one. The New DEEP Cradle panels come with 2" birch plywood strips that are attached flush with the back edge of each panel. Our original cradled panels come with the thinner 3/4" birch plywood strips and can be framed like a standard size canvas or can be hung directly on the wall without additional framing. The plywood sides can be stained, painted, gessoed, waxed or left unfinished to customize and enhance your work. Both cradle versions can either be used to paint on directly or as supports on which to mount watercolor papers, photographs, fabrics and prints. The cradled panels will save you valuable painting time, as well as framing and carpentry costs!
Why Choose Ampersand?
No other panel on the market protects an artist’s work like an Ampersand™ panel. Every Gessobord™ panel is protected by our proprietary Archival-Seal™ barrier technology, the most advanced formula for sealing wood that prevents support induced discoloration. Only Ampersand™ uses true high-density hardboard made from US-grown and renewable Aspen wood fibers. Gessobord is archival, eco-friendly and formaldehyde-free.