These new gessoed panels from artists' favorite Ampersand are the perfect alternative painting surface for artists working on oils, acrylics, mixed media and more! Made from Ampersand's signature 1/8" thick hardboard masonite, either flat or mounted to a 7/8" or 1-1/2" primed pine wood cradle, Smooth Artist Panels are archival and warp resistant. The plate-smooth surface consists of multiple layers of acrylic gesso, ready for painting and creating in acrylic or oil colors, alkyds, dry media, mixed media, and collage. These panels are also the ideal choice for mounting flexible surfaces like canvas, paper and prints. If you're looking for a economical alternative to traditional canvas painting surfaces, look no further than Ampersand Value Series Smooth Artist Panels!