There are just about a gazillion, if not more, ways to make pixel art. As I like to dabble in woodworking once in a while, I've been playing with the idea of making pixel art out of wood. More specifically, I wanted to make it fairly small-scale, so you could decorate your desk with it. (If you're looking for larger-scale wooden pixel art though, you should check out this awesome instructable by 8bitwood: http://www.instructables.com/id/Stained-wood-pixel-art
This instructable is quite easy to make, and the tools and materials you'll need are very basic. It doesn't get much more exotic than some wood, a saw and some tape. It's cheap too: I only spent 5 € on the wood and I can get around 1600 5x5 mm pixels out of it. In a nutshell, here's what we'll do in the following steps:
- Use a saw to cut the piece of wood into tiny pixels.
- Lay out the pixels onto adhesive film.
- Color the pixels.
- Add some double-sided tape to the back of the adhesive film.
- Stick the pixel art onto the surface of your choice; it can even be a curved surface!