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Ampersand Pastelbord is a clay and gesso coated hardboard artist panel with a granular marble dust finish comparable to a sanded pastel paper except that it is more durable and more versatile. The coating is pH neutral and non-yellowing, making it a truly permanent museum quality, archival surface.

Marble-dust tooth holds more layers than pastel paper

Holds artwork still eliminating excessive pastel dust collecting inside the frame

Available in white and gray,

Not just for soft pastels works well with pastel pencils, charcoal, conte crayon, wax or oil coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, ink and acrylics.

Pastels are in general, a fragile medium. They require a sanded durable surface because the pigments need texture to grab onto when painting in layers and when blending repeatedly.

Ampersand Pastelbord has been designed for the pastelist using hard pastels, soft pastels, oil pastels, and pastel pencils. In addition, try using water soluble pastels because Pastelbord can be used wet or dry without the fear of curling or buckling. Pastels must always be framed behind glass because when they are sprayed with a fixative, the colours invariable change, becoming dark and dull.

Ampersand Pastelbord is a sanded absorbent durable surface. Pastels may be used alone or in combination with other media on this panel. Pastelbord works well with all types of pastels and other paints including oil and acrylics.

Try these tips to get the maximum results out of PastelBord:

It is easy to combine painting techniques with also dry drawing techniques for diverse and interesting surface control using this tip. Lay down a watercolor or acrylic wash before using your pastels. Either work over the washed surface while wet or after it has dried. For blending, use a wet brush to go back in and soften edges and blend colours.

For maximum detail, try using pastel pencils in the finishing stages. The color of the panel may be altered by applying light washes of acrylic paint or by airbrushing a new color over the surface.

To save your expensive soft pastels, start your piece using hard pastels and then cover with the soft pastels. You will use less pigment this way and achieve great results.the pastelist using hard pastels, soft pastels, oil pastels, and pastel pencils

Ampersand Pastelbord is available in-store and online at The PaintBox, home of the widest range of traditional and progressive Art Supplies in Adelaide. At The PaintBox we source and stock quality art supplies which we import directly. This means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional. They are also perfect for any budget size. Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of art supplies for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only. Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire. We offer art tuition too!


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Grey 11×14, Grey 16×20, Grey 5×7, Grey 8×10, White 11×14, White 16×20, White 5×7, White 8×10


5×7, 8×10, 11×14, 16×20



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