Pixelhobby is a new decorative technique that allows you to create real mosaics thanks to plastic plates. You can create personalized projects such as photographs or ready-to-assemble kits. The Pixelhobby drawings are formed by inserting on a base plate small plastic moasics called “Pixel”. The Pixelhobby plate is a transparent plastic base were the Pixels are fixed. There is no need of glue for the Pixels, as these plates are made of pegs, on which the pixels are inserted. Connecting multiple base plates allows you to compose a drawing or photo in a larger format.
Pixels are available in two sizes: Pixel Standard and Pixel XL.
Standard Pixels are smaller and available in over 300 colors, while Pixels XL are larger and available in a more limited range of colors.
Pixels of the same color are sold on a square base, which includes 140 single Pixels. On the back side of each Pixel square you can see the color code. When assembling a Pixelhobby project each Pixel is first removed from a the square base by using a tweezers and then applied to the plastic plate in the correct position. The best tweezers to use are those that have a tight, robust tip.
The Pixelhobby Plate is a transparent plastic base that contains the Pixels of a Design. There is no need of glue to attach the Pixels, as these plates are made up of pegs, were the Pixels are inserted and remain firmly attached. The connection of several base plates together allows you to compose a picture in a larger format.
There are 3 basic plate sizes:
– Standard size, 10×12 cm: These base plates can be joined together and are therefore also the basis for larger images
– Small size, 6×6 cm
– Keychain Medallions, 3x4cm
How does Pixelhobby work?
To create a Pixelhobby image you need to disconnect every Pixel from its square base and attach it on the transparent base plate. Understanding which Pixel goes on which pin is very simple, thanks to the design sheets or schemes. For small base plates (keychain medals and square 6×6 cm) usually the range of colors used is limited so you can work by looking at simple schemes.
For larger images, instead, the range of colors used is very wide and it would be difficult to distinguish between all colors by looking at only one scheme. So for these projects there are different schemes that indicate the color code and position of each Pixel. Just lay the base plate above the scheme to see where to attack the Pixels. Each rectangle on the scheme has a legend with 4 colors and once you finish with the 4 colors you need to go to the next scheme and fix the next 4 colors. Repeat this until the base plate is completely filled.
To finish one big base plate usually takes from 4 to 7 hours. If more people are involved in the project, each person can work on a separate base plate. This makes the PixelHobby technique a great family or group project. After all the base plates have been completed, you can assemble the drawing by connecting all the base plates together, using the plate fittings.