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Back by popular demand, I have gathered more polymer clay tips for you to use to improve your pieces! If you didn't get to see the first installment, please check it out here:
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:orange: Don't use those crappy Sculpey or Fimo glosses for your creations. Their expensive as hell, you only get a tiny bit in a jar, and their usually very gloopy and annoying to apply. Do yourself a favour - go to the hardware store and ask for "Varathane". This is found in the paint department with all the wood stainers and such. Make sure you buy the WATERBASED formula, in GLOSS not semi-gloss. This stuff sells for about $7.00 for a 946mL tin and you will not need to buy anymore gloss for a very long time. This stuff works wonders - it may be for wood, but this stuff has IPN technology which means Interpenetrating Polymer Network which means it's going to soak into your clay, adhere well, and make your clay creations damn spiffy looking.
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Journal Entry: Wed Nov 21, 2018, 12:48 AM

How's everyone? I've been occasionally visiting dA with no time to post here. You might see a bit more of me, but just a bit XD
I have a new studio which currently looks like this as I just make my own materials now.

I'm still on Patreon, where I share a lot about these processes, and you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter (bottom right) for art news, courses and events. I have a small solo exhibition planned in London next October that I'll be sure to announce for those of you in the area :D

  • Watching: Birds
  • Drinking: Tea


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Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
"One of the fundamental conditions of happiness is to know that everything that one does has a meaning in eternity" - Titus Burckhardt

I trained in graphic design and my body of work encompasses illustration, comics, tutorials, digital games and children's books. I was apprenticed to a master calligrapher for several years and I am now settled in London, UK, where I am dedicated full-time to my own calligraphy, going deeper into the potential of the ancient art of the Kufic script, which I also teach, while pursuing illustration for my own pleasure. I'm also an avid cook and baker, and all-time animal lover, with a passion for ethnography and a history of globetrotting.

You'll find my work on my dual website, Majnouna (calligraphy) / Cedarseed (everything else). My CV is here.


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helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018
Your calligraphy is amazing.  Well worth a watch.  I look forward to seeing more of your work! :)
evilshamus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
thank you for the llama, my friend

here's a random song i like
AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx

Hope to see you there some time :heart:

Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Probably not, but thanks anyway!
Quicksilver-88 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Happy Birthday!!!
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very belated thanks :)
Quicksilver-88 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
You're welcome.
cmy376 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :cake:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Very belated thanks :)
VictorCorben Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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