The best thing about this craft is there is
no counting or hard to read symbols. It is so easy to do. The Design
Sheets tell you were to place each coloured pixel.
A Design Sheet will have
either 2 or 4 design rectangles on each page. Starting with the first
rectangle you lay the clear baseplate on top of it and you can see the
symbols right through. Each design rectangle only uses 4 symbols for 4
different colours, so the patterns are easy to read.
Each baseplate will have
several design rectangles to complete. After the first four colours are
all added, you just move the baseplate onto the next design rectangle to
add the next 4 colours and you keep doing this until the baseplate is
fully covered. It is important to keep the baseplate facing the same way
as you move through the design rectangles. It generally takes between 4
- 7 hours to complete one baseplate. Be sure to take breaks though, it
can be very addictive.
For larger designs, using
more than one baseplate, it is best to start off with the first plate and
move through the pattern as printed. Next to the design rectangle is the
baseplate number you are working on and the symbols and corresponding
pixel colour number to use.
However if you want to work
the design as a family, one can do, for example, baseplate 1 whilst someone
else does baseplate 2 etc. You can mark the baseplate number on the back
of the baseplates to help avoid confusion if you need to.
After all of the baseplates
of the design are completed, the full design is assembled and ready to be framed.