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Painted Simple Retro Camera

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Painted Simple Retro Camera
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Painted Simple Retro Camera

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Paint an old camera in a new modern way to keep that vintage easily with Premium Acrylics!

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Americana® Premium™ Acrylics

  • Carbon Black (DTA37)
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue (DTA27)
  • Green Gold (DTA20)
  • Pale Gold (DTA46)
  • Quinacridone Red (DTA05)
  • Quinacridone Violet (DTA01)
  • Raw Umber (DTA07)
  • Titan Buff (DTA41)
  • Titanium White (DTA40)
  • Yellow Oxide (DTA15)

Other supplies

  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • #2 round brush
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • canvas


  1. You will need a canvas, brushes, and Premium Acrylic colors:Pale Gold, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Titanium White, Yellow Oxide, Carbon Black, Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Violet, Green Gold, Raw Umber, and Titan Buff.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a pen or pencil to transfer the pattern. Use brush to mix Cobalt Teal Hue with Warm Grey and Titanium White and paint background. Rinse brush.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use flat brush and round brush to make Mauve mixes to paint the camera. Rinse brush. Then use round brush with Carbon Black to paint the lenses. Rinse brush. Use round brush to paint highlights on lenses. Rinse brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use round brush to paint some leaves in just Cobalt Teal Hue and some that are mixes of both Green Gold and Cobalt Teal Hue. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a round brush to paint the right corner flower using Titanium White and Quinacridone Red. Rinse brush. Use same brush to paint flower center with Quinacridone Violet. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a round brush to paint the top little flowers with Titan Buff and Yellow Oxide. Rinse brush. Use a round brush to paint the flower centers in Raw Umber. Rinse brush. Use a liner with the lightest mauve mix to add detail to the camera front. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a round brush to paint the bottom left flower with a mix of Titan Buff and Quincacridone Red. Rinse brush. Use same brush to paint flower centers in Raw Umber. Rinse brush. Then add highlights with Titanium White with the liner brush. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
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