Nowadays, puzzles can consist of a thousand pieces of pictures. Difficult jigsaw puzzles can seem scary at times, but just like regular jigsaw puzzles, these puzzles are solvable! In fact, completing a difficult arrangement of pictures is very good for your brain; Research shows that this game can hone memory. With a little patience and careful planning, you can finish customizing your drawings in no time!
Method 1 of 4: Setting Up a Workspace
Step 1. Place the layout of the images in a place that is not disturbed by other activities
For example, if you have a roommate who is used to eating meals at different times, it's best not to use the dining table to make arrangements. However, set up a portable card table or lay out a blanket in an area that no one else travels.
Step 2. Record the size of the custom stack used
The size is usually printed on the side of the packaging. You need a large enough area to place the finished stack. Some people have a "puzzle special table for this purpose so that the table is not used for anything else until the arrangement of the pictures is complete. Meanwhile, there are also those who put the stacking pieces according to the picture on a board or other flat area that can be moved. This method allows you to use the table even if you are assembling the pieces according to the picture.
Method 2 of 4: Sorting Image Slices
Step 1. Remove the image pieces from the packaging by hand and ignore the rest of the sticking pieces
If you spill the image pieces right out of the box, the remaining unused pieces will carry out and fill the area where you assembled the image. Throw the remaining unused pieces in the trash.
Step 2. Look at the intact stacking image and note any significant color or texture groups in the image
You have to sort the image pieces by color and other characteristics.
Step 3. Separate the edge drawing pieces from the other pieces and install them in your work area
Edge pieces have at least one flat edge, while center pieces have one. Corner pieces, or pieces that have two even sides, include edge pieces.
If the work area you are using has a large enough space, you may be able to spill all the pieces of the image onto the table. However, if the area is tight, you may need to place the image pieces in a movable container and sort the pieces into baskets or bowls based on specific colors and shapes
Method 3 of 4: Attaching the Edge Image Chip
Step 1. Gather all the edges of the drawing
If you stack all the stacking pieces according to the picture, you may miss an important part of the item.
Step 2. You need to sort the edges of the image by color and shape
Step 3. Use the image on the front of the packaging according to the image as a reference, then start arranging the edges of the image to form a large square frame
These pieces are the foundation of the custom made.
Step 4. Start assembling the image by joining all the edge pieces together to form a straight line
Use the picture on the front of the pack as a reference to outline the pieces based on the shape of the corners.
After attaching all the edge pieces, the layout of the image will look like a photo frame. Leave the center blank and place the stacking pieces one by one in the area where the other picture pieces have been placed. Otherwise, you'll have a hard time removing unsorted pieces from the area being worked on or fitting them into the shape of the finished piece.)
Method 4 of 4: Assembling the Center Pieces
Step 1. Arrange the stacking pieces according to their color if not already done
Use the pictures on the sales packaging to guide you in sorting the colors and shapes. It's important to divide your work into small groups so that the arrangement of the pictures is easier to assemble. Most layouts consist of several large areas of similar color, such as an image of water or mountains. So sorting those pieces will give you an advantage.
- One alternative to sorting the stacking pieces according to an image is to divide them into a large horseshoe shape. This setting allows you to see all of the stacked pieces by simply swiping from left to right.
- Place all the stacking pieces according to the picture facing up. If you stack them, it's very difficult to identify the pieces you need.
Step 2. Choose the area that is easiest to work with to start with
Use the picture on the packaging box as a reference. Look for long lines, large shapes, and aspects that look uniform. These features can help you find the right image pieces quickly. Leave complicated parts, such as faces or small details, to be completed last. The image is composed of fewer pieces so that it is more difficult to find.
If you're at your wits end, move on to another section. The goal of this step is to create lots of small groups that can be combined at the end
Step 3. Rest
This is the part of the image layout that many people are frustrated with. If you're feeling annoyed with the drawing process, take a break to clear your head. You can go for a walk, drink a glass of water, or read a book. Forget for a moment arrange according to the picture. When you return, you'll feel refreshed and ready to look for more custom stacking pieces.
If you're really stuck, flip the image chip down or work from a different side. This will force you to look for similarities in color and shape between the pieces that you may have noticed earlier
Step 4. Allow sufficient time to complete drawing up
Customizing images always takes longer than you think. If you're in a hurry, arrange a picture that's easier to complete. If you can only work on the layout for a few hours a day, arrange the object in an undisturbed area for a few days. Again, if you move around a lot when assembling the arrangement, buy a special board to make it easier to move the object.
Step 5. Finish the layout according to the image
Once you've put together the smaller groups of images, gently place the image fragments into a "frame" made of the edge pieces. Move the image that has been arranged while using the image on the packaging box as a guide until it is positioned correctly. Combine the pictures that have been arranged in the frame. Finished!
- Look at the picture on the sales package if you are confused.
- Walk around the table to look at the arrangement of the pictures from different angles if possible.
- If you like a challenge, don't look at the picture on the package!
- The picture on the custom stacking package is at the top of the box. If you're missing the top box, you may need to purchase a new image layout. Completing an image layout without a guide can be nearly impossible.
- If you move your stacking kit a lot, consider purchasing a flannel-lined custom stacking board. This board will keep the image pieces safe, and can be stacked and stored.
- Consider gluing the stack according to the assembled image. Fans of this game usually glue the arrangement of images that have been assembled, then exhibit them as works of art. This is a cool way to show off your hard work!