Did you know that any of your photos can be turned into a retro masterpiece? How exactly, we will tell you in this master сlass!

So, to create a retro picture from a photo, you will need:


  • Brush
  • Scissors


  • Canvas
  • Matt acrylic gel (available in handmaid stores)
  • Polish for furniture
  • Photocopy of the photo (it will be in mirror reflection)
  • Water spray
  • Sponge
  • Towel

Picture on canvas


1. Apply a thin smooth layer of matte acrylic gel on the prepared canvas.

Picture of photo on canvas

2. Take a photocopy of the photo and put the printed side down on the canvas. Gently smooth the image and remove all air bubbles. Leave for the night to dry.

3. Fill the spray bottle with water and spray on the canvas. Wait until the water is absorbed.

4. With the help of a towel and a sponge, very cautiously and slowly, start to wash from a canvas the sodden photo, thus, as though having aged it. In the same way process the edges of the canvas.

Retro painting with your hands

Painting with your own hands

5. Wet the cloth with polish and apply to the canvas. Allow time to dry completely.

Make a picture with your hands


For this procedure it is best to fit the polish for the furniture, because it is more liquid in consistency.

Your retro picture on canvas is ready!

Painting with your own hands master class

Also, you can create a panno of colored paper in the shape of the heart. It goes no less original.

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