This weekend is the Spring into Summer crop at SwapsNMore! Dont know what swapsnmore is? I havent been doing my job. It’s a swap site of women who love to swap! And we scrapbook and cards make and chat a complete lot too. I’m going to be teaching some tutorials this weekend for the crop.

Nmore/ and msnw join. You’ll be approved shortly and then can start cropping to your hearts content! I agree. I’m not very big on the 1 dimensional aspects of ordinary ol’ diecuts. I however do, think they can be FABULOUS with simply a little bit help. I like to chalk to shade the diecuts.

It’s kind of like doing makeup if you ask me! All you have to is a basic set of chalks and a little know how of shows and shadows and you could chalk away! First i began with a plain ol’ diecut. This little cutie i slice with the Paper Dolls cart from my cricut.

Pay attention to those lines that were cut in the dinosaur. They’ll help you with shading later! Next i chalked his stomach. Now i could have slice the dino out in another color, cut his tummy and glued it on top such as a paper piecing. That would been employed by fine and in some diecut instances just, a paper is done by me piecing effect.

This time, i held to all chalks so you might see all you could do with easy. I just took a different color chalk (in this case yellowish) and chalked up his stomach to make it appear a different color. Next i did so all of my shading. This is what really makes the diecut look 3D. Follow those lines which were in the diecut. Now you have to add your highlight.

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You may use white (i did so in this case) or a much lighter version of what the colour of the diecut is. Normally, the white is my first choice. To highlight, you use the white on the tops of where the sun strikes. This may not just be the top of the head!

Next add the little details. I have a (normally black or possibly brownish) pen and review those “cut lines” from the diecut to ensure they are going to stand out. Most of the pen work won’t really arrive in the lines, but it’ll be just the little extra oompf you will need.