Ampersand Encausticbord 1.5" Cradled 18x24 inch


$62.09
  • Availability: In stock
  • Product SKU: ENC151824

Quick Overview

True Support of Encaustics & Mixed Media!

Ideal for all Types of Encaustics, Oils, Image-transfers and Collage

Professional encaustic painters attest to how exceptionally well Encausticbord works when used alone with encaustic paint or in combination with a wide variety of mixed media techniques including collage, oil paints and oil sticks, image transfers and incising. Encausticbord makes it easy to create incredible textures, colours and patterns because of its remarkably receptive surface.

  • Product Description
  • Additional Information
  • Tags (0)
  • Reviews (0)
  • Share

An Archival New Panel Made for the Unique Demands of Encaustic Painting

Only Encausticbord has a ready to use surface formulated for the unique demands of encaustic painting and mixed media. Encaustic gesso is applied to Ampersand’s sealed Hardbord panel to form a bright, smooth and velvety surface that is ready to use with the ancient technique of encaustic painting. The ground is not only heat resistant and highly absorbent, but also holds tight to layers of wax and collage without the fear of cracking or separation. Encausticbord is available in 5 profiles: 1/8” flat, ¼” flat, 7/8” cradle, 1.5” cradle and 2” deep cradle.

  • An Archival New Panel Made for the Unique Demands of Encaustic Painting
  • Ampersand Encausticbord Hardboard Panel for Encaustics and Mixed Media, 1/8 Inch Depth
  • Designed for the unique demands of encaustic painting.
  • Absorbent ground pulls wax applications deep into the surface for unparalleled bond.
  • Even, white ground for brighter colour and consistent surface.
  • Accepts high heat applications without affecting the surface.
  • Great for mixed media — Paper-like finish works wonderfully with charcoal, ink, graphic markers, collage, and more!

A Little History

Greek artists as far back as the 5th century B.C. practiced encaustic painting. The word "encaustic" comes from Greek and means to “burn in”, which refers to the process of fusing the paint. Perhaps the best known of all encaustic works are the Fayum funeral portraits painted in the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. by Greek painters in Egypt. In the 20th century, the availability of portable electric heating implements and the variety of tools has made encaustic a far less formidable technique. This factor has created a resurgence of encaustic painting, and it is once again taking its place as a major artists' medium. Alfonso Ossorio, Jasper Johns, Lynda Benglis, Robert Morris, and Nancy Graves are prominent among the many artists who turned encaustic into a modernist and cross-disciplinary medium.

Additional Information

Brand Ampersand
Country of Manufacture United States

Product Tags

Newsletter Sign Up

Free Shipping

Free Shipping on orders $75 and over before tax in Canada. International Shipping available to 55 Countries

Safe Shopping

One Step Checkout. Fully Secured Encrypted Payment methods for Convenient, Seamless, Safe & Fast Shopping Experience! (Desktop & Responsive Devices)

Lowest Price

If you find a lower price online, in-store, or in print within Canada only, before your purchase, we'll beat that price by 10% of the difference. In show of our gratitude for your support and appreciation for your patronage. US price may look lower, but the difference of the dollar, shipping, cost of exchange, duty and custom, and extra credit card fees you end up paying more.

Stephen Fieser

My survival stash of Derwent Artbars just arrived in perfect condition, and sooner than expected.
Many thanks

- Stephen Fieser

Marg Scott

I wanted to let you know that I just received my online order of my favourite St. Armand Paper plus markers.  I am so impressed with your service – thank you so much.   I am a member of our local art centre here in Kimberley BC and we have very few choices of where to purchase our supplies.  We usually leave our buying list to when we make our four hour journey into Calgary.   You have made our lives so much simpler.   I will passing on your website to my artist group of friends. 

Thank you again.
I will be back.

- Marg Scott

Susan

Thanks very much Bob, the parcel arrived last Monday and the paintings are already hanging on the wall. I appreciate your excellent service. 

Cheers,

- Susan

Carole Villeneuve

I received your order promptly. I'm very impressed on how well packaged it was, as well as the choice of art supplies you have. I've now added you on my list of go-to suppliers...

Great job!

- Carole Villeneuve

Jennifer Dany Aube

I do not do large orders often but have ordered with you once before. Your paint prices are so much better than Toronto art stores. If there are any product samples that you want to get rid of, I would be happy to receive them as I experiment with a lot of different supplies. Please save on packaging and send everything at one time. I stopped ordering from Amazon, because their overuse of packaging is out of control, and I prefer to support Cdn businesses as much as I can. Thank you for your great service, I had a great experience with my last order.

- Jennifer Dany Aube

Claudia Jorio-Cortell

I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for sending, at no charge, the taper point shaper, I really appreciate it. Aside from this, I meant to drop you a note after I received my previous order which was also my first. Thanks for taking such great care in packaging the items purchased, such professionalism is rare to find, thank you!

I hope I’ll be able to  broaden the array of items I will order from your store, I wish you’d carry PastelMat paper J

Take care

- Claudia Jorio-Cortell