Saturday, 12 November 2016

Things to Alter Rust Technique Mini Tutorial

Hello crafty friends

Would you like to learn how to make things look rusty without buying expensive products? I bet you do so you can spend more money on paper pads.

First of all you will need some powder cinnamon and any orange and brown acrylic paint. I used Docrafts Artiste for this tutorial.

Now we add a blob of each colour onto a palette 

Mix the colours together adding more brown for a darker look if needed

Apply mixture to mdf. I use it on the cogs from Things to Alter 

Sprinkle on the powdered cinnamon while paint is wet

Paint over the powder 

Layer up the cinnamon powder to create a more rusted look and leave some cinnamon unpainted to create different tones.

Here is the finished item which can be dry brushed with another colour to create depth.

Some more steampunk bits

Thank you for visiting and if you want to see more tutorials pop some suggestions in the comments.


  1. Hi Katie thank you for sharing this is fantastic. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Fantastic tutorial Katie, will be back to this once my Craft-room is back up and running, and I have the colours and cinnamon...LOL, Hugs xxx

    1. Thank you Avril

      Good luck setting up your new craft room

  3. Awesome creations. Wonderful!!!