WHAT IS PIXELHOBBY?
PixelHobby is a new mini-mosaic craft. With it you can create custom designs from your cherished photographs or choose from ready-to-assemble kits. PixelHobby designs can range in size from 4"x5" to any combination of 4"x5" increments. Designs can range from just a few colors up to 300 colors. The following sections explain the parts of a PixelHobby design and how designs are assembled. Below is one of our latest designs.
As you can see from the picture the first is the original picture and the second one is the completed pixel picture in 56 PixelHobby Baseplates.
Pixels of a particular color are sold by the Pixel
pixel square includes 140 pixels as shown below. The color number of the pixel square is
molded onto the back of the square in the center. This makes it very easy to identify each
color. During assembly, a pixel is
removed from a pixel square simply by pulling it using tweezers.
WORKING A DESIGN
A design is worked by taking the first design sheet,
positioning an empty baseplate over the first design rectangle, and then covering
all of the symbols shown with the corresponding pixel color. The baseplate is then moved to the next
design rectangle and the next group of colors are added. Make sure that you move the baseplate in the
same direction as it has already been worked otherwise you can transpose your
plate and you will find gaps at the end that don't make sense. There is an arrow on the back of the
baseplate so use this as a guide as to the direction you need to place it on your
Design Rectangle at all times. This is repeated until the baseplate is
completely filled. For designs that use
multiple baseplates, this procedure is then continued for the remaining
baseplates of the design. If several
people will be helping with the project, then each person can be assigned a
baseplate to assemble. This makes
PixelHobby a great family project.
After all of the baseplates of the design are completed, the
full design is assembled by taping the back sides of the plates together using
a sturdy clear tape. The completed
masterpiece can then be framed for display.
Custom PixelHobby Designs can be created from your own
photographs or other digital or scanned artwork. Our PixelHobby Designer Lite software makes
it easy to create your own designs. Use
it to convert your picture, print-out the design sheets, and then order the
supplies needed for the design you are wanting to work on. This was the first large picture [16 Baseplates] we did for one of our Agents in Auckland. We were very privileged to be able to lend this beautifully framed picture for display purposes at two of the Dunkleys Shows in Auckland. It's Titled God of All. It was designed from an original painting [the person
doing this kit knew the artist and the model for the picture] and it has a very sad story behind it. Unfortunately we do not have a photo of it in the frame. Go here to download the program.
Off-the-shelf kits are also available. These kits include the design sheets, pixels,
and baseplates needed for the design.
As this is still a relatively new craft, we will be offering more and more kits to
choose from over the coming months so keep in touch with us - we can e-mail or
snail-mail you when new designs are available. All you need to do is fill in the coupon on the Home Page to be included in our mailing list. These are usually included in the regular Newsletter. This picture "DragonLord" designed by Roberto Lombardi of Dar-Mosaic is the largest one we have sold being a total of 40 Baseplates. It also sells very well in the United Kingdom and America.