This was the surface I thought I’d like the most and I saved it until last.
It didn’t feel too different from the Aquabord although it has an acrylic gesso ground rather than the aquabord’s clay surface. I enjoyed this surface more than the finished painting would suggest (I struggled with those yellows!).
In conclusion, my favourite Ampersand surface is definitely the aquabord. I will be buying a few more of the aquabord, gessobord and perhaps the scratchbord as I like that smooth India ink background. I would also buy the canvas texture artists panel if it came in the flat profile.