Ampersand Natural Wood Panels 1.5" Cradled
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Ampersand's Unprimed Basswood painting panel is free of plywood seams, knots or troublesome raised fibers providing the cleaner, more professional look that artists want.
The Unprimed Basswood panel is handcrafted using a sturdy, non-flexible 4mm basswood top, sanded perfectly smooth and ready to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Basswood is a premium, select wood that outperforms the typically used birch plywood in many ways. It is inherently smoother with a tight wood grain and no raised fibers, making it easier to gesso and paint on. Basswood is ultra-stable and will not give, bend or flex.
The support frames are made with quality solid wood strips that can be finished with paint or stain. The cradled back allows you to attach hanging hardware and display your artwork easily - without a frame! Unprimed Basswood is great for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving. The tight grain of the Ampersand Unprimed Basswood panels makes them the preferred choice for finely detailed wood burning / pyrography. All wood should be sealed and primed before painting. You can use clear gesso to see the wood grain through the sealer and primer.
The Ampersand Natural Wood Panel is constructed to be more dimensionally stable in larger sizes. Made with a thick, premium basswood top mounted to a heavy-duty solid basswood cradle frame, it will not flex under heavy layers of paint or wax and holds up to extreme weight and pressure. Unlike rough birch plywood panels, this uniform surface is sanded perfectly smooth allowing for a more even painting ground or wood stain.
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