How to prime your own canvas and board for painting! Have you ever found the perfect painting surface — be it canvas, paper, panel, board, or even a wall– but it is bare and unprimed? Never fear! Gessoing a canvas or priming a board is an easy task to do yourself, and you…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/03/2013
How To Prepare Ampersand’s Unprimed Wood Panels with Oil Painting Ground or Acrylic Gesso Ampersand’s collection of unprimed wood panels, the Natural Wood Panel™, Unprimed Basswood™ and Hardbord™ are excellent substrates for all types of oil primers and acrylic gesso grounds. When properly sealed, a wood panel is a better painting substrate than canvas because…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 01/08/2012
Prove It! Can following along with the World of Art Instructional DVDs really help when trying your hand at painting? On this episode of Prove It!, Mikey G sets out to test his own skills at recreating a Tom Jones watercolor painting. He’ll begin by using nothing but the required supplies and a photograph of…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 09/05/2012
Cristina Zinnia Galliher is a mixed media artist living life with a passion for art! Known to her art friends as Zinnia, she teaches others how to create variations of mixed media art for all levels through her online workshops and classes at RosesOnMyTable.com. Learn more about Zinnia and her work in our featured Artist Spotlight…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 06/01/2012
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…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 15/06/2011
You’ve just finished a piece of art and it’s fantastic and you can’t wait to display it or sell it. You haven’t applied a protective coating because you love what you have done and are not sure what a coating will do to your art. So you think you are better off doing nothing. Here’s…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/06/2010
Spray varnishes, fixatives and other art coatings are very easy to apply to your artwork, but before you point and spray, donâ€™t forget to read the directions.Â Fine art spray coatings can vary a great deal in how they are applied because they can vary dramatically in how they are made and what they do.Â …..