You can save hours of applying and sanding gesso with perfectly hand-crafted Ampersand 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.
Gessobord is available with Ampersands innovative and elegant cradles that provide extra support and presentation all in one. The deep cradle panels come with two-inch birch plywood strips that are attached flush with the back edge of each panel. The original cradled panels come with the thinner 3/4-inch 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.