Monday, February 15, 2010

Have some fun!!

Just in case you have some spare time, here is a bit of fun. Try this online jigsaw - just click on the picture to mix the pieces, then click and drag the individual pieces to where you ant them. (Thanks to Jigzone for making this possible)
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gluing a puzzle

After all the hard work of piecing together a jigsaw puzzle it is very rewarding to glue the finished work and mount it on the wall for all to see. A common mistake people make is to use PVA, or a wood glue, and glue it from the back. Not a good idea! Not only can this cause the pieces to swell, and then the puzzle won't lie flat, but it is messy to do. Especially formulated puzzle fixative is available, and it is gently applied to the front of the puzzle with a soft cloth, finger or the applicator sponge that comes with some brands. It seeps into the joins and also adds a gloss to the surface of the puzzle, which improves the look, and also helps to repell dust.
Pathway Puzzles sells the puzzle fixative and can also send a tip sheet we have developed after a number of years gluing jigsaws. Just send us an email and we will happily send it to you.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentines day is not far away!

Valentine's day - February 14th.
Go on - send your Valentine a jigsaw greeting card. These are unigue and only available in New Zealand from Pathway Puzzles. Write your message on the back of the jigsaw, break it up, post it for the cost of a standard letter. Your Valentine wil then have to put the jigsaw together to get your message!!
20 pieces, and cheap at $6.00 each!!

Or how about this 500 piece shaped jigsaw - isn't it just the cutest!

Visit our website for more ideas!