1000 Pieces Puzzle Expert: 9 Advantageous Tips & Tricks
Many of us are showing high interest when it comes to Jigsaw puzzle, not to miss out the proud moments when we successfully complete the pieces. But, have you ever completed the 1,000 pieces puzzle all by yourself? Insane isn’t it? Hereby are the 9 tips & tricks to be a 1000 pieces jigsaw puzzle expert.
1. Choose a puzzle
- Jigsaws that have plenty of contrasting colors and patterns are easier for to tackle. To start off, choose a standard rectangular shaped jigsaw and master these before choosing other shapes.
2. Have an-end plan
- If you are planning to deconstruct the puzzle and put it back in the box, you might require less planning than if you are going to glue and frame your puzzle.
- Our puzzle is a great option – we have a no-glue-required puzzle by Pintoo, so you would skip the dripping parts
3. The workspace
- 1000 pieces puzzle are usually around 24 inches x 15 inches. Make sure your workspace is clear and flat; large enough to accommodate the whole jigsaw puzzle, but also the extra pieces that you organize to build as you go.
4. Flip all the pieces face up
- This may sound tedious, but surely it will be much easier!
5. Sort pieces into groups
- We can sort the pieces into some group of:
- Edge or border pieces
- Pieces of the objects with different colors – easier to spot
- Pieces with foreground like grass, trees or garden
- Pieces with the background of the illustration like walls, buildings, sky or clouds
6. Assemble the border
- The best way to start the puzzle is by putting the edge pieces together because this define the space, we will be working in.
7. Assemble by sorting groups, colors and patterns
- Start with the easiest part to avoid getting frustrated early on and giving up.
8. Pay attention to piece shape
- Even more sorting would help. Many experienced puzzle users start dividing pieces into small piles with similar colours, patterns, and shapes when the puzzle progresses into harder sections.
9. Scale the wall
- This can be the most difficult or frustrating part of the puzzling process, as the number of clues has decreased. More than anything, don't give up! When you're tired or bored, take a break.