Lascaux Tusches includes the following products:
Tusche Wash has similar properties to China ink and can be diluted to create layered washes as applied in lithography. Scratching into dry markings creates fine non-printing lines.
Screenprinting artist John McGowan explores the product and demonstrates how he uses Tusche Wash.
This tusche is used for simple airbrush techniques and for the application of Lascaux Lift Solution. Demonstrating the same handling properties as China ink, it is well suited for washes. Diluting is recommended for additional washes.
Screenprinting artist John McGowan explores the product and demonstrates how he uses Tusche wash/spray.
This semi-viscous, fast-drying, waterproof and scuff resistant tusche is homogeneously opaque, enabling users to create a broad range of markings. When diluted and dried, this tusche resembles toad-skin washes, characteristic for zinc lithography.
Screenprinting artist John McGowan explores the product and demonstrates how he uses Waterproof Tusche.
This ready-to-use, resoluble tusche is used to create evenly smooth coats which can be incised in order to create delicate non-printing lines. It can also be applied for painted markings. When diluted, this tusche dries to form characteristic granular washes. Shake before use!
Screenprinting artist John McGowan explores the product and demonstrates how he uses Lascaux Water-soluble Tusche.
This slow drying viscous tusche has been designed to produce effects similar to soft ground in traditional etching. The tusche can also be used for a broad range of painted markings and non-printing drawings. The diluted tusche dries to create granular washes. Dry markings are resoluble. Shake before use!
Screenprinting artist John McGowan explores the product and demonstrates how he uses Soft-ground Tusche.
Lascaux Lift Solution is used in conjunction with Lascaux Aquatint resist or Lascaux Tusche Wash/Spray. The method is similar to ‘sugar-lift’ in traditional etching. The markings created with Lascaux Lift Solution resemble classic sugar-lift marks.
The ready-to-use Lascaux Tusches allow for a limitless range of effects in creating positives for light-sensitive printmaking processes.
Video: Exploring Lascaux TuschesArtist and printer John McGowan gives an introduction to working with Lascaux Tusches (10:47 min.)
Gentle on people and the environment: Lascaux Tusches are a pioneering achievement by Lascaux and have been designed to offer the greatest possible freedom in cerating positives for light-sensitive printmaking processes. They are water-based and opaque, and they are suitable for photoetching, photocollagraphy, photoscreenprinting and photolithography.
the water-based, highly concentrated acrylic screenprinting paint by Lascaux.
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