1. The first page you will come to is a parts list
for the design. This contains the number of Baseplates, Pixel Squares
and Colours used in the design and it lists how many Pixel Squares are
needed for each colour. We use this list to put your kits together. It
is useful to you as well if you want to do this design again as you know
what supplies to order.
2. Start with
page 1 of the design sheets. You will find the page number in the top
right hand corner. This will be the start of Baseplate 1, if you have
multiple Baseplates to avoid confusion it is recommended you follow the
design sheets in page number order and finish one Baseplate before
moving onto the next. You can mark the Baseplate number on the back of
the Baseplate with a pen if you need to.
3. Each Design
sheet will have either 2 or 4 design rectangles. If it has 2 design
rectangles start at the top rectangle, if you have 4, start in the top
4. Take a Baseplate
and lay it over the design rectangle. It is important that the Baseplate
lines up to the edges of the rectangle so you can see the symbols
correctly. You can hold the baseplate onto the design rectangle with one
hand however it can move around whilst placing pixels so you will find
it quicker and easier if you temporarily attach the Baseplate to the
design rectangle. You can do this a number of ways. You can use a small
amount of low adhesion transparent glue, or use some Blu-Tack or
similar reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive or take a piece
of sticky tape and fold the two ends together so the top and bottom are
sticky. Then you can stick these just on areas which do not have any
5. Then locate the
first Pixel colour and the symbol for it, the colours are in numerical
order for each baseplate, with only 4 colours used on each design
rectangle to make it easy to follow. Using your tweezers detach a pixel
from the pixel square and position it onto the baseplate over the
corresponding symbol. Press the pixel down with the index finger of the
opposite hand. Repeat until all symbols are covered with their
corresponding pixel colours, then move the baseplate onto the next
design rectangle. Keep the baseplate facing the same way as you move
through the design, do not rotate it. It is important to place the
pixels straight and to give a smooth finish you can use the base of a
spoon or the base of your Pixelhobby Tweezers on a horizontal angle to
push the pixels down as you go or when you finish a Baseplate.
6. Keep repeating
process until all Baseplates are full and now you are ready to assemble
and frame your design.
Assembly Hints and Tips
Each Pixel Square contains 140 pixels, a small
loss of pixels can occur due to handling and transport. Extra pixels are
accounted for in our kits to allow for this. In order to keep pixel loss to a
minimum always work on a clean, flat surface (table, tray, etc.) and store
pixels when you are not using them in a suitable container or sealed bag.
For the best results, use your tweezers to keep
the pixels straight as you place them. By keeping the pixels straight, the
edges on adjoining plates will appear more seamless.
Wash your hands before starting the design as
lighter pixel colours can be soiled, you can clean them by wiping over with
a slightly damp cloth.
Use Tweezers with a sturdy, narrow tip, such as
the Pixelhobby tweezers, as they make it easier to place the pixels onto the
If your index finger becomes sore from pushing
the pixels down you can also use a soft thimble.
Pixelhobby is recommended for ages 8 years and older, due to the small
parts involved. Please keep out of reach of Children under 3 years as
the small parts may be a choking hazard.
Be sure to take regular breaks, this is an
addictive craft, and your hands and wrists can become tired after working on
a design for a large amount of time without a break.
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