PixelHobby can be used to make up mini-mosaic portraits or pictures of your choice
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We will assume this is the finished picture you are going to make.
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:
PixelHobby Baseplates [enough to complete the design]
Non-permanent Glue to attach the baseplate to the Design Sheets
STEP ONE 
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 
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 
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
STEP FOUR 
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the current baseplate is
STEP FIVE 
For designs using more than 1 baseplate,
continue with the next baseplate of the design.
STEP SIX 
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
NOW - IT'S TIME TO THINK OF WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE UP NEXT.
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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.
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
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!