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Portrait touchups by kayanah
Portrait touchups
I made that portrait a while ago and you can see the first version without the touch-ups if you click here:…
 This is a character from one of my original stories which I hope will get published someday!
Faux Ceramic Tiled Floor tutorial by kayanah
Faux Ceramic Tiled Floor tutorial

It has been forever since I last made a tutorial, so I hope you will like this one!


This all started when I wanted to reproduce a floor from Lord of the Rings and I was scratching my head on how I could possibly do it. First I though I could do it with polymer clay, but then, I just could not figure out how from them. Them I though I could try to draw it and this is how it all began.

Here's the step by step instructions:

You will need:
-a lead pencil and an eraser (because it is a trial and mistake thing)
-a round object or a compass
-a ruler
-a piece of cardboard or whatever you want to draw your floor on
-Permanent markers (NOT WATER WASHABLE MARKERS!)
-a paintbrush
-brown and white paints
-toothpicks (or a very thin paintbrush)
-and a disposable container to mix vanish and paint together

Draw a pattern as evenly as you can. On my part, I used a round object, which I measured; it was about 5cm wide. Then I drew squares using a ruler of that size all over the thin cardboard I decided to use. I drew the circles using the object I had found (a plastic container, but a glass can do or a compass, use your imagination). You do need to make sure you measure the object you use perfectly and make the squares the exact same size or you will pull you hair later and nothing will fit together.
Once all the circles were drawn one into the other, I used permanent markers to color it up. NOTE: It is VERY important that you use PERMANENT markers, otherwise you will have worked for nothing. You will understand later on.

It should look like that once you are done coloring the different parts of your floor.

You now need your white paint and toothpicks (or thin paintbrush). This is to make the “grout”. I used toothpicks (and regularly wiped it up on a paper towel so the paint did not accumulated too much on it) because I think it gives a cleaner look than a paintbrush. I am not really fond of paintbrushes, lol.

Once you are done “grouting” the floor, let the paint dry.


This is were you will take the most risks!

In a disposable container, I mixed 1 part of brown paint to about 2 parts of varnish. I mixed it up with the other end of my paintbrush. Once it was all good, I applied the mixture to the “floor”. THAT IS WHY I USED PERMANENT MARKERS, otherwise the colors would have drooled and it would have made a mess and I would have worked for nothing! lol

NOTE: you might want to pin the cardboard to something so it doesn’t curl up on itself.

Once the entire surface is covered, wait for it to dry. For more precaution, I would suggest you wait a night before you work on it again.

Once it was dried, I glued it on a piece of chloroplast and put something heavy on it to make sure it stuck on the plastic everywhere. To glue it I simply used some Tacky glue (Aleene’s).

I used that floor for these two pictures:……



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That picture of me there shows me as a 3 year old (maybe a little younger even) who doesn't want to sleep and wants to do craft! I began pretty young! lol

What you need to know about me is that I'm in love with anything miniature! I love writing also! Love soundtracks and Viggo Mortensen's work (not only his acting, but his poems and photographs).

Favorite movies are; LOTR trilogy, Dune, Restoration (with Robert Downey Jr, a must see)!
  • Mood: Peaceful
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?    --7 years!

  2. What does your username mean?     --I chose that name following several dreams where I was called that!

  3. Describe yourself in three words.    --Calm-details-patient    

  4. Are you left or right handed?    --right handed but can use the left when the right one is too tired (sometimes)

  5. What was your first deviation?    --I think it was that one Erik Perrault atmo by kayanah a fanart for a fanfiction I wrote

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?    --Miniatures! :D

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?    --Playing music

  8. What was your first favourite?    --hmm, cannot find it, but it sure was either something miniature, or something from Lord of the Rings or Phantom of the Opera

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?    --drawings and miniatures

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?    -- Stephanie Kilgast aka PetitPlat :iconpetitplat:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?    --The friends I made here but in particular Blake: :iconabohemianbazaar: We became good friends over the years. There are some other people I would really like to meet among the friends I made here, :iconpaisleyrose: :icontalty: and many more

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?    --They helped with my self esteem, proving me that I was not worthless.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?    --Well, since I have many different hobbies... I will name one for each. Rotary tool: when I carve wood. Scissors: when I craft paper or sew. Rolling pin: when I do polymer clay. Mitter cutter: when I need to cut small pieces of wood at angles for miniatures. 

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?    --I do not have many places where I can create, living in a small apartment. I create in my room most of the time, with my computer near and music playing.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?    --When people voted for one of my miniatures at the "Petit Picnic" contest at :iconsemi-sweeties: and I won the people's choice prize. That people voted in such numbers for something I made, I felt pretty loved that day I won. :D

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AtriellMe Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the faves, Kaya :)
kayanah Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My pleasure; I really liked what you did! :D
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! :)
Thank you for submitting your awesome Doll House to our gallery! :D
Just for future reference, we do have a 'Handmade' folder, so that's where this sort of thing would go, rather than Misc.
Thanks! :dance:
kayanah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks to you! ;)
Oh...yeah...Okay, i will do that next time. =P
Music---Junky Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:) :D
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