I am in everyone's worst nightmare having found myself at the end of completion of a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle and the final piece is missing.
I have not lost my temper or upset myself over it... YET.
Has anyone ever made a replacement piece in this situation? If so, how? I can probably match the colours according to the picture on the box, but getting an exact fit must be nigh on impossible.
I want to frame it as wall art.
Any help would be fantastic.
Solved! See most helpful response
@dingodudette...I would suggest these Steps
1.You will need to remove a small section and place it on a scanner
2.Scan to image PNG file format
3.Import into an image editing software package either Corel or Photoshop
4.Create/Paint the missing piece(It will be a bit challenging as the colour matches will differ between the Screen & Print)
5. note the setting/ CMYK numbers/ Brightness/ saturation etc you may need to do several adjustments. ie Trial & Error
6. Paste on cardboard,cut out shape depress edges
Download photoshop trial/30day free
and give it a go
Try emailing the agents/manufacturers first
I kinda like the missing piece there if you were to frame it. Makes it obvious it's a puzzle and is a talking point. It would drive some people crazy though!
I do know many of the high-end puzzle manufacturers offer a service in which they can send you a replacement piece.
Unfortunately, the company has said that they never made a panda jigsaw puzzle (despite the fact that I gave them a photo, the product id and the bar code number)so I will try to do as has been suggested and photoshop it with the free trial.
I've never used photoshop so it will take me some time to learn it. If I succeed, I'll post a photo. Thanks all!
Great to have a dad that's a whiz! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
What missing piece?
As promised, here is a photo of the finished, framed, problematic panda jigsaw.
It is now up on the office wall giving me a pshychological push when life throws me lemons.
If the piece was in the middle, I probably would have spent more time on construction of the actual piece, but like a good gemini, I've moved on to
find the next challenge.