‘‘Southern Nevada’s Complete Art Store’’ Fine Arts Supplies - Custom Framing Toll Free 1-888-725-4666 email: desertartsupply@aol.com Pro Dixie Stretch-it-yourself canvas kit features our heavy weight 12oz acrylic primed canvas. Our Patent Pending Clever Lever eliminates the need for pliers. The specially grooved stretcher bars and corner braces allow the canvas to easily square which results in a tightly stretched canvas every time. 15% off
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Museum Series Aquabord is an acid-free textured clay surface that absorbs watercolors like a fine paper. Colors retain their purity and vibrancy in a way that even the finest of watercolor papers can never match. When compared with watercolor paper, this multimedia panel simulates the absorbency and texture of cold pressed, but allows color to be lifted back to white easily while also leaving the richest, most vibrant color possible. This 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. Uniquely absorbent Aquabord is perfect for watercolors and gouache, but is also ideal for casein and acrylics. Will not tear, shrink or buckle even under heavy water application. Archival, eco-friendly and made in the USA.  Seal finished watercolors or gouache with several light coats of spray varnish (or fixative), being careful to spray outdoors during warmer months or in a well ventilated and heated area during colder times of the year. We recommend the Krylon® UV Archival varnishes. These spray varnishes offer advanced non-yellowing protection against fading, dirt, moisture and discoloration. The Krylon® UV Archival varnishes contain superior levels of UV light absorbers and are removable for conservation purposes. For additional protection against scratches during transport and also ultraviolet light, follow the application of Krylon® spray varnish with Golden® MSA UVLS or Golden® Polymer UVLS varnish. About 4 coats brushed-on, provides a very durable archival finish and is also removable for conservation purposes.
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Museum Series Claybord is made using 1/8" true artist hardboard and features Ampersand’s simply amazing kaolin clay ground formula similar in paintability to the clay gesso grounds used during the Renaissance. The surface is sanded to an ULTRA-smooth, highly absorbent finish so your paint colors remain true and brilliant. Work the surface by thinly applying paint or ink, then remove it, reapply it, even scratch through it to add contrast, texture and fine details. Claybord is a favorite of both fine and graphic artists. Only Ampersand builds their cradles by hand with premium grade 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look from edge to edge. Choose from 3/4", 1.5" and 2" Deep, all made in the USA.   We used to recommend Claybord for encaustic painting. Now we have a surface called Encausticbord that is rigid, absorbent, heat resistant and made especially 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. It’s true. Museum Series Gessobord is the most trusted pre-gessoed wood panel by artists for their work. The superior quality acrylic gesso ground does not dull colors and the wonderful lightly sanded surface provides exceptional brush control. Made with Ampersand’s 1/8" True Artist Hardboard and Archiva-Seal technology, the surface is acid-free, non-yellowing, and archival. Perfect for all painting styles with oil paints, acrylics and mixed media. Only Ampersand builds their cradles by hand with premium grade 13-ply birch plywood for maximum stability and a clean, finished look from edge to edge. Choose from 3/4", 1.5" and 2" Deep, all made in the USA. Build up your own unique painting grounds and textures on Ampersand Museum Series Hardbord, our ultra-stable professional artist-grade hardboard support. The high-density fiber core is engineered for stability eliminating the warping and bowing issues found in other substrates. Moisture resistant and formaldehyde-free, Hardbord is the choice substrate for all Ampersand Museum Series pre-coated panels. Perfectly suited to all acrylic gesso and oil primers. Choose from 1/8in flat panel, 3/4in cradle, 1.5in cradle and 2in DEEP cradle profiles. All wood panels should be sealed and primed before painting. Archival, eco-friendly and and handcrafted in the USA. Pastelbord is a clay and gesso coated hardboard panel with a granular marble dust finish comparable to a sanded pastel paper except more durable and more versatile. It can be used with wet or dry traditional pastel techniques or with acrylics, and more! The coating is pH neutral and non-yellowing, making it a truly permanent museum quality surface.  Available in Gray, Green, Sand and White. Scratchbord is a clay coated hardboard panel for scratchboard that is coated with India ink. Comparable to traditional paper scratchboard, except better – it’s more durable and easier to scratch into for cleaner and crisper details and lines. For added dimension, colored inks can be added to the white areas and then scratched again for additional highlights and volume. Artwork can be sprayed with spray fixative like Krylon® UV Resistant Clear Coating #1309 (Matte) or #1305 (Gloss), allowing the finished scratchboard to be framed without glass! Do you want more control over your paint applications and brighter truer colors? Then try the Artist Panel, a top quality MDF panel sealed with acid-free acrylic gesso with added canvas texture. Perfect with oil paints and acrylics, the ready-to-paint canvas-like texture gives artists all the advantages of painting on panel, but with the familiar feel of a fine linen or canvas. The durable rigid medium density fiberboard support makes the Artist Panel ideal for palette-knife painting and multi-media applications. Available in a 9mm panel with hanging slots on the back, a ¾" and a 1.5" cradled profile. The cradle support frames are hand made using 1/2” birch plywood offering maximum stability and support. For ideas on how to treat the edges of the cradle, consult this article on hanging and framing. The Unprimed Basswood panel is handcrafted using a non-flexible basswood top, sanded perfectly smooth and ready to seal and prime with the ground of your choice. Compared with other wood panels on the market, the Unprimed Basswood is sanded perfectly smooth and lacks plywood seams, knots or raised fibers providing the cleaner, more professional look artists’ want. The support frames are made with quality solid pine strips that can be finished with paint or stain. Unprimed Basswood is great for encaustic, mixed media, collage and wood engraving.   All wood should be sealed and primed. For instructions, visit www.sealandprime.com  Available in two standard cradled profiles, 7/8” and 1.5”, both are simple to hang or frame. Ultra-stable, these wood panels will not give, bend or flex and like all Ampersand’s panels, they are made with quality materials that have been tested not only for durability, but also for performance with artists’ paints. For ideas on how to treat the edges of the cradle, consult this article on hanging and framing. The Primed Smooth cradled panels have a semi-absorbent acid-free ground that is excellent for painting in oils, acrylics, water-media and also for drawing. Consisting of top quality 1/8" MDF, these panels are coated with an acrylic gesso primer and fully supported with solid pine wood cradle support frames. This panel is completely primed on the surface and on the sides of the cradle—great if you want to wrap your images over the edge without the extra prep work. The Primed Smooth panel is ideal for all painting styles especially highly detailed paintings and drawings. Ampersand quality, affordably priced and ready to use.  Available in two standard cradled profiles, 7/8" and 1.5", both are simple to hang or frame. For tips on how to hang these panels, consult this article on hanging and framing. Ultra-stable, these wood panels will not give, bend or flex and like all Ampersand’s panels, they are made with quality materials that have been tested not only for durability, but also for performance with artists’ paints.   The Artist Panel Primed Smooth is also available in a 1/8” flat version, made with Ampersand quality hardboard that is sealed with super smooth acid-free acrylic gesso. It’s perfectly suited for all painting mediums and for mounting papers, giclees and canvas. Use with standard framing or also frameless clips. We carry a large selection of canvas pre-cut rolls, 7 and 10 oz unprimed canvas by the yard, 7 oz primed by the yard. Canvas pliers, staple guns and staples.   We carry stretcher bars in Standard, Gallery and Heavy Duty. Your favorite scenes from Johanna Basford's inky adventures have leapt off the page and onto ready-to-hang artist-quality canvases! Explore all of Johanna's worlds, from the Secret Garden, through the Enchanted Forest to the depths of the Lost Ocean. Each canvas features an intricate original design printed on 8 oz. primed cotton, stretched around an acid-free paper board and a 3/4" deep pine frame. Pair Johanna Basford coloring canvas with sets of coloring markers, pens or paint for a truly creative experience! 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