finally, i did it, i painted the cute white diana mini camera i won in a contest at somelostgirl's blog - thanks so much again! - and well, the donut looks super sweet, doesn't it? - yum yum wanna eat it! ♥ ♥
so here are some TIPS for you if you want to paint your own camera - or anything made of plastic actually:
1. make sure you use the right colours: only use colors made for plastic, everything else will crumble off if you use the item more often. i used enamel colours, made for modelbuilding, you can find them at your local DIY store.
2. before you paint you should either use a special primer - wich you can only spray on, so that wasn't possible for me - or take a piece of sandpaper and roughen the surface, so that the colour will stick to it better.3. if you don't want to risk painting the viewfinder you can simply screw the diana open so that you have three isolated parts, but make sure to keep all the parts, especially the screws so that you can put you camera back together (don't do that if you're not sure you'll be able to put it back together!)
4. start to paint with the lightest colour. you can easily correct mistakes with a darker colour, but not the other way round!
5. don't paint anything you'll have to move, like the counter wheel, the colour will make it stick and you won't be able to turn it anymore!
6. if you have to mix colours, always make sure you mix enough of the colour, it is the worst thing if you run out of colour, you'll never be able to mix the exact same colour again! i had to mix the light pink cotton candyish colour because they didn't sell a bright pink one anywhere, but actually i love the pastel look of the donut now and cotton candy pink is pretty cool, too!
7. let every layer dry carefully before you add the next one!