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PixelHobby - The Mini-mosaic Art Place
Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

We will assume this is the finished picture you are going to make.
INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE A PIXELHOBBY MINI-MOSAIC ART PICTURE

INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE A PIXELHOBBY MINI-MOSAIC ART PICTURE

PixelHobby projects are easy to build.  The next lot of information describes the steps in detail.  This guide assumes you either created a design using the "PixelHobby Designer Lite" Software, or you purchased a readymade kit.  In both cases, you should already have on hand the following items for the design:
  • Design Sheets
  • Pixel Squares
  • PixelHobby Baseplates [enough to complete the design]
  • Tweezers
  • Non-permanent Glue to attach the baseplate to the Design Sheets
STEP ONE [1]

STEP ONE [1]

Locate Page 1 of the Design Sheets.  On this sheet you will find either 2 or 4 design rectangles as shown.  The information shown next to each design rectangle includes the symbol key and the baseplate number.  Baseplates are numbered from 1 through to the total number of plates used for the design.






Using a semi-transparent pen you can write the baseplate number on the back of the baseplate.  Carefully position the baseplate over the upper [or top-left] design rectangle of the page.  It is important that you line-up the edges of the baseplate as closely as possible to the printed rectangle.  You can see from the picture that the symbols show through the baseplate.



  





STEP TWO [2]

STEP TWO [2]

For each symbol within the design rectangle, look up the pixel colour number using the key, and then place a pixel over the symbol using tweezers.  When placing a pixel, position the pixel into place using the index finger of the hand opposite the tweezers.  Repeat until all symbols are covered with pixels.





STEP THREE [3]

STEP THREE [3]

Position the baseplate over the next design rectangle for this baseplate of the design.  Note that the baseplate number shown next to the rectangle as previous picture.




For designs requiring more than one baseplate, you should make sure that the design rectangle you are using corresponds to the baseplate that you are currently filling.  It is also very important that you maintain the same orientation of the baseplate when you move it to the next rectangle [i.e: don't rotate the plate when moving].

STEP FOUR [4]

STEP FOUR [4]

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the current baseplate is completely filled.



STEP FIVE [5]

STEP FIVE [5]

For designs using more than 1 baseplate, continue with the next baseplate of the design.
STEP SIX [6]

STEP SIX [6]

After all the baseplates have been filled, you can then assemble them together using sturdy, clear tape on the back of the plates.  Be sure to carefully align them before taping them together.  Foam board can be used to provide more support for the connected plates.  With the plates connected together, you can then frame the design for display.  [The example at the beginning of this page uses four baseplates].


NOW - IT'S TIME TO THINK OF WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE UP NEXT.


REMEMBER - UNTIL CHRISTMAS YOU GET 20% DISCOUNT ON THE FRAME THAT FITS YOUR PICTURE.

ASSEMBLY TIPS

ASSEMBLY TIPS

KEEP THE PIXELS STRAIGHT

For the best results, try to keep the pixels straight as you place them.  When filling a large group of the same colour, it is usually good to place a row of pixels, and then work off that row.  Be sure the initial row is straight.  By keeping the pixels straight, the edges on adjoining plates will appear more seamless.


HOLDING BASEPLATE ON DESIGN RECTANGLE.

To keep the baseplate from moving while placing pixels, try using a low-adhesion, transparent glue.  We use the Pritt Non-Pemanent Glue Roller which works very well [available in the Accessories Section].  Apply a small amount of the glue to the either end of the design rectangle and place the baseplate over the top making sure the baseplate is fully lined up with the outer edge of the design rectangle.


TWEEZERS

The best tweezers to use are those that have a fairly narrow, sturdy tip.  That type makes it easier to place a pixel next to the pixels already on the baseplate.  Also, tweezers with smooth 'grabbing' surfaces are better since they are less likely to scratch/dent the top and sides of the pixel.  We provide you with a pair of Craftworks Tweezers with your first kitset FREE as long as we know it is your first kit so don't forget to let us know in the comments section when placing your order.


DETACHING A PIXEL FROM A PIXEL SQUARE

It is best to hold the pixel square on a flat surface when pulling off a pixel.  Also, rotating the pixel square slightly while pulling a pixel can help make the pixel detach with much less effort.


AVOID EXCESSIVE HANDLING OF THE PIXELS

Lighter pixel colours can be soiled and are difficult to clean.  Be sure to wash your hands before working on the design.


TAKE A BREAK

Be sure to take occassional breaks while working on a design.  Your "hands" will appreciate it and be more willing to work a few more hours!

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