Wet Paint was a test store for the prototype of this panel and the result was this: they flew out of the store. Artists loved them. The overwhelming success of their test marketing resulted in Ampersand introducing Unprimed Basswood as part of their Artist Series line.
The Ampersand Unprimed Basswood panel is handcrafted using a non-flexible basswood top that is 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 lacks plywood seams, knots or raised fibers. 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.
Unprimed Basswood Panels are available in two standard cradled profiles, 7/8-inch and 1.5-inch. They are simple to hang or frame. These wood panels are extremely stable and will not give, bend or flex. 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.