After all of the baseplates
of the design are completed, the full design is assembled and ready to
be framed. The baseplates have dovetail connectors which connect each
baseplate together. For some kit sizes, such as a 4 baseplate design
which is 8 x 10 inches when completed, there are ready made frames at
that size so if you do not want a mat in the frame you can just connect
the baseplates and place inside the frame.
You will find ready made frames in most
stores for the kits in 4 Baseplates, 16 Baseplates and 30 Baseplates
sizes. We also offer specially made 1 Baseplate Pixelhobby
frames on our website.
some pixelhobby sizes there will not be ready made frames available so
you can order custom frames from a framing company to suit the sizes
you need. For Australian
customers we highly recommend
www.frameshop.com.au for their fast and efficient service
and quality Australian made frames. They have a great online tool where
you can take your pixelhobby image and see how it looks with different
frames before you buy. You can either buy the custom frames at the exact
size of the finished design or buy larger frames and add custom size
matting inside the frames.
would like to use a coloured mat as well inside your frame as a border
for your picture, we have found the best way is to first purchase the
frame and mat at the correct sizes, then with a pencil draw on the
backboard just inside the mat so you know where your pixelhobby will
go, then place a good amount of craft glue on the backboard inside the
pencil marked framed area and place your baseplates that have been
connected onto the glued area and press down firmly, lay the mat and
frame over it to make sure it fits right before it dries. Once we
confirm it fits properly we leave the Pixelhobby to dry on the
backboard and place something with a little weight on the baseplates to
make sure they stay flat and do not buckle while they dry. The once dry
insert in the mat and frame. We suggest to not frame using glass as
well as it is too bulky to fit in the frame, pixels can be dusted or
wiped with a slightly damp cloth to clean.
We have framed many designs from small to large
ourselves so if you have any queries or problems please do not hesitate
to contact us for advice.