Aquabord Ampersand

aquabord - Ampersand wood panel with a watercolor painting surface
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The Amazing Watercolor Surface!

aquabord

  • Paint bright, brilliant watercolors!
  • Endless glazes
  • Lift color easily to expose white of the surface
  • Seal and display without glass!
  • Great for gouache, acrylic, and ink too!

Museum Series Aquabord is an acid-free textured clay surface that absorbs watercolors like a fine paper. Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolor papers can never match. When compared with watercolor paper, this multimedia panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold pressed, but allows color to be lifted back to white easily while also leaving the richest, most vibrant color possible. This workable surface provides natural looking highlights, fluid glazes, transparent subtle layers, and the ability to lift color while the surface is wet or even after it is dry. Uniquely absorbent Aquabord is perfect for watercolors and gouache, but is also ideal for casein and acrylics. Will not tear, shrink or buckle even under heavy water application. Archival, eco-friendly and made in the USA.

Seal finished watercolors or gouache with several light coats of spray varnish (or fixative), Ideal fixative is the Schmincke Aquarell Fixative

Product Information

Aquabord is available in a 1/8in flat panel for standard framing behind glass and in a 7/8in or 1.5in cradle profile for either frameless presentation or for use with floater frames. The 2in Deep Cradle eliminates the need for framing altogether.

Helpful Tips:

For best results, it’s a good idea to first “flush out” the surface of the panel with water using a large flat watercolor brush to release trapped air. Once the surface is slightly damp, it is ready to use. Rewetting may be needed as you work. Note that heavy water applications may release more air. Use a blow dryer to dry and also to dissipate air if needed. Enjoy this unique paper-like finish and create brilliant watercolors!

     
5x7 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand
131473
$5.70$4.5620% off
5x7 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

5x7 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

131473
$5.70$4.5620% off
8x10 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand
131464
$12.35$9.8820% off
8x10 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

8x10 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

131464
$12.35$9.8820% off
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11x14 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand
131549
$18.00$14.4020% off
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11x14 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

11x14 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

131549
$18.00$14.4020% off
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16x20 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand
131506
$34.35$27.4820% off
New
16x20 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

16x20 Aquabord 3.1mm Ampersand

131506
$34.35$27.4820% off