Art Project: How To Mount Canvas Onto Ampersand Boards

Learn how to mount canvas, paper, and other flexible supports onto Ampersand boards!

Do you love the texture of canvas or paper, but prefer the stability of painting on board?  You can get the best of both worlds by following along with Ampersand's Andrea Pramuk as she outlines an easy and archival method of mounting flexible supports onto Hardbord, Gessobord, or Claybord

Mount your favorite linen for oil painting, 100% rag paper for watercolors, or shake it up a bit and try out decorative papers and fabrics for fun mixed media effects.  The possibilities are endless, and you can find everything you need to complete this project right at Jerry's Artarama!

Project Supplies:

  • Ampersand Hardbord, Gessobord, or Claybord
  • Primed or unprimed cotton or linen canvas
  • Watercolor , printmaking or decorative paper (optional)
  • 2" wide Creative Mark primer brush
  • Golden Soft Gel Gloss Medium or Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive
  • Golden GAC 100 to seal Hardbord (if necessary)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Speedball rubber brayer or plastic squeegee
  • Damp cloth for clean up
  • Heavy weights or water jugs for pressing

Click here to view and print the below image from a PDF

Product demo courtesy of www.ampersandart.com

Also, don't forget there's a special promotion going on for Ampersand Aquabord from June 16th to August 21st!  If you just can't wait to paint, or don't feel like mounting paper, Aquabord is the ideal surface for watercolors, gouache, inks, light acrylic washes, and more.  The toothy, absorbent clay surface is highly receptive and best of all, requires no framing when finished!

So stock up on boards and have fun painting this summer! Feel free to post your own Ampersand board tips and techniques in the comments below. 


TalentCall - A new and easy way to enter your art!





Jerry's Artarama has been working in a cooperative effort with a new company called TalentCall.  TalentCall.com is a platform that makes it easy for arts and entertainment-focused groups and individuals to issue and judge calls for artists and casting calls - and for artists and entertainers to instantly respond to those calls.

Artists can use the Talent Portfolio Manager to easily upload, manage, and annotate audio, video, image, or text representations of their talent for online storage.  From the web or mobile device, members will be able to use those stored Talent Assets to instantly respond to TalentCalls at a moment's notice.

So what does this mean for you?. This is the best and easiest way to enter our online contests!  Visit the Jerry's Artarama Talent Call Opportunities page to see our current contests running....



Quick Update...We have just recently launched the new contest platform and already we have over 300 subscribers actively participating in one of our contests.

We look forward to furthering our commitment of "Empowering Artists" so please join us and...Create your FREE Artist Profile online today!





Get creative this Father's Day!

This Sunday, June 19th, is Father's Day — you did remember, right? Time to celebrate the best dads in the world, and what better way to do that than with the gift of art! Jerry's Artarama has all the coolest art gifts for all the creative dads this Father's Day.

We all know that art has been proven therapeutic and stress-reducing, no matter your age or skill level. So whether dad is a beginner in the world of art, or already an accomplished artist, it's easy to find him the perfect gift! Need some great ideas?  Try these!

  • Instructional art DVDs
  • SoHo Urban Artist carry-all tote bag
  • Cretacolor Ultimo drawing pencil set
  • Matisse Acrylic Paints
  • Artograph LED200 Digital Art Projector
  • ...and much, much more!

 Whatever dad's favorite medium or material, you can find it at the best prices at Jerry's Artarama.

Not too sure what dad really wants, or already has? Jerry's Gift Cards are the perfect, one-size-fits-all gift solution! Available in denominations from $10.00 to $1,000.00, gift cards are a great way to make sure dad gets all the art supplies he wants this Father's Day.

So treat dad to the gift of art this Father's Day — he's sure to appreciate it!


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