Paint Job for the Actionsampler!


On a rainy Friday morning, I had nothing much to do. So, I decided that I would give my Actionsampler a makeover!

I’m sure all of you know that after some time, your plain old camera just doesn’t look so great anymore.

A quick remedy for that is a paint job!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Acrylic paints (It’s waterproof too!)
Your camera
Different sizes of brushes
Something to paint on/over

There’s lots of different ways that you can paint your camera. You don’t have to do exactly what I’m doing – you can make your own designs. But here are the basics for painting your camera:

1. Paint a fairly thick layer of paint over the entire body of the camera. Don’t be afraid to waste paint because you don’t want it to be scratched off easily!

2. You can paint it messy, neatly, squiggly or however you like!

3. For my camera, I wanted to make it a creature thing. So, I painted a dark blue ring around the raised part of the camera; the “gums.” Then, I used a thin angled brush to paint the sharp, white teeth. Don’t forget to do the top and bottom rows of teeth! And then, you can paint in nostrils if you like. Mine look a bit like eyes…

4. If you like it like that, you can leave it just the way it is! I wanted some sort of pattern on the rest of it so I made circular “scales” all over the Actionsampler.

5. And that’s about it! If you accidentally painted over anything, don’t worry! Acrylics dry fast and they layer really well. You won’t be able to see the layer underneath if you decide to paint over the whole thing again. You can paint your camera over and over as many times as you like!

Hopefully I’ve inspired some creative thoughts! Enjoy your camera makeovers!

The Actionsampler Chrome snaps up a series of four images on one 35mm print. This multilens camera records your subject’s movement and is now coated in sleek silver. See it with the rest of our Multilens cameras here!

written by natalieerachel on 2011-07-15 #gear #tutorials #tipster #decoration #lomography #paint-new-acrylics-actionsampler


  1. dearjme
    dearjme ·

    Cute :3

  2. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    hahahaha! great!

  3. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·


  4. zulkhairikharuddin
    zulkhairikharuddin ·


  5. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    great :D

  6. itsdebraanne
    itsdebraanne ·

    that looks awesome! i hope it doesn't chip on you (:

  7. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Thanks guys!! :D

  8. lemmy
    lemmy ·

    hahaa very cool!

  9. aimanafiq
    aimanafiq ·


  10. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Fun idea! :D And your camera looks great! Love the monster-idea!

  11. veronica_glass

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