Ampersand Aquabords

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MGPS-520
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Quick Overview

Ampersand Aquabord has a highly absorbent surface designed for use with watercolors and gouache. Each art panel is crafted with 1/8" Hardbord, coated with acid-free clay and mineral ground with a texture similar to cold-pressed watercolor paper. Available in a 1/8" flat and 2" deep cradled panels.

Ampersand Aquabord is a textured, highly absorbent surface designed for use with watercolors and gouache. Aquabord painting panels are crafted from premium, warp-resistant 1/8" FSC-certified Hardbord that is protected with Ampersand's proprietary Archiva-Seal to prevent yellowing. Each panel is coated with an acid-free clay and mineral ground with a texture similar to cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Aquabord gives unprecedented freedom and control when watercolor painting. Comparable to watercolor paper, this mixed media panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold-pressed paper but allows color to be lifted back to white easily while also leaving the richest, most vibrant color possible. Aquabord art panels will not tear, shrink, or buckle even under heavy water applications. No stretching or mounting is required, making these panels a perfect surface for plein air.

The re-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.

Aquabord allows artists to frame and display their art without glass if desired. The edges of each panel have clean edges. The artwork may be sealed with a spray fixative.

Ampersand's mission is to ensure that its products do not harm the environment or the artists who use them. Both domestic and imported panels are made from FSC-certified forest products that promote sustainable forests and are also free from formaldehyde or harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds), unlike other hardboards and MDF boards. Ampersand Aquabords are proudly handcrafted in Buda, Texas.

1/8" Flat Panel - These flat, un-cradled panels are ideal for plein air painting for their sturdiness and portability. The edges are cleanly finished and ready to pop into a frame, if desired.

2" Deep Cradle - The innovative and elegant cradles provide extra support and presentation all in one. The Deep Cradle have a 2" birch plywood cradle attached flush with the back edge of each panel. The plywood sides may be stained, painted, gessoed, waxed, or left unfinished to customize and enhance your work.

Limited Time Offer: Aquabord Plus Princeton Brush Pack - A World Watercolor Month special, get 3 Flat 11" x 14" Ampersand Aquabords plus a FREE Princeton Select Artiste Chisel Blender brush at a 75% overall discount value. It's a great way to experience these unique watercolor panels. The Chisel Blender brush is ideal for scrubbing and lifting. While supplies last!

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CBT113BB Aquabord, Flat, Pkg of 3 + FREE BRUSH 11" x 14" 1/8"
$55.59
Sale Price $23.39
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Reg. $25.99
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CBT044 Aquabord, Flat, Pkg of 4 4" x 4" 1/8"
$10.55
Sale Price $6.99
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Reg. $7.79
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CBT055 Aquabord, Flat, Pkg of 4 5" x 5" 1/8"
$11.84
Sale Price $8.49
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Reg. $9.39
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CBT05 Aquabord, Flat, Pkg of 3 5" x 7" 1/8"
$16.21
Sale Price $10.89
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Reg. $12.09
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CBT066 Aquabord, Flat, Pkg of 4 6" x 6" 1/8"
$13.80
Sale Price $9.29
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Reg. $10.29
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CBT088 Aquabord, Flat 8" x 8" 1/8"
$9.26
Sale Price $6.19
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Reg. $6.89
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CBT08 Aquabord, Flat 8" x 10" 1/8"
$11.84
Sale Price $7.89
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Reg. $8.79
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CBT09 Aquabord, Flat 9" x 12" 1/8"
$14.58
Sale Price $9.79
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Reg. $10.89
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CBT11 Aquabord, Flat 11" x 14" 1/8"
$17.03
Sale Price $11.49
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Reg. $12.79
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CBT12 Aquabord, Flat 12" x 16" 1/8"
$22.70
Sale Price $15.39
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Reg. $17.09
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CBT16 Aquabord, Flat 16" x 20" 1/8"
$32.95
Sale Price $22.09
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Reg. $24.59
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CBT18 Aquabord, Flat 18" x 24" 1/8"
$39.76
Sale Price $26.79
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Reg. $29.79
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CBT22 Aquabord, Flat 22" x 30" 1/8"
$57.00
Sale Price $38.39
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Reg. $42.69
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CBTWC066 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 6" x 6" 2"
$31.38
Sale Price $19.19
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Reg. $21.29
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CBTWC06 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 6" x 8" 2"
$36.33
Sale Price $22.09
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Reg. $24.59
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CBTWC088 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 8" x 8" 2"
$38.81
Sale Price $23.79
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Reg. $26.39
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CBTWC08 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 8" x 10" 2"
$45.74
Sale Price $27.89
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Reg. $30.99
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CBTWC11 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 11" x 14" 2"
$58.32
Sale Price $35.69
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Reg. $39.69
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JMCBT11 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 11" x 15" 2"
$58.96
Sale Price $31.79
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Reg. $35.29
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CBTWC122 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 12" x 12" 2"
$56.98
Sale Price $34.89
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Reg. $38.79
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JMCBT15 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 15" x 22" 2"
$82.59
Sale Price $44.49
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Reg. $49.49
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CBTWC16 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 16" x 20" 2"
$81.45
Sale Price $49.89
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Reg. $55.39
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JMCBT22 Aquabord, Deep Cradled 22" x 30" 2"
$107.45
Sale Price $57.99
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Reg. $64.49
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