I'm putting this here with the hope that someone might have an idea how i can solve this problem.......
I made a little girl a gift, a woden fairy door to be more exact, something to stick on the skirting board/baseboard and they wait for the fairies to
......anyway, these doors are usualy well received more as a visual thing. They look nice....this is another one i did for a friends
daughter...just so you a picture of what i mean...
However the little girl i'm making it for has been slowly going blind since the age of four, and now she is prety much completely blind.
Her dad says she always loved purple.....so purple it is then.....she remembers what purple looks like.....but i'm stuck as far as writing the
lettering on the little plaque. Usualy it's just a case oif a basic acrylic paint job with varnish over the top, however the little girl is blind.
As her dad says, the visual side of this door will be pretty much lost on her. I would like to be able to make the lettering raised, so she can feel
the letters. Her dad says she can still remember shapes of the alphabet from before her blindness happened.
She cannot read Braille yet.
So i'm wondering how i can do letters that are raised, but preferable italic looking (can do with basic font if i really have to), and that are quite
small. These letters are only 5mm high.
Things i've thought of or tried and they aren't suitable.....
Writing it in acrylic paint......too flat, she won't be able to feel it.
3D acrylic paint pen........to messy.....it's not accurate enough to be able to control it for nice neat letters.
Lettraset stick on leters......not small enough.....and again....not raised enough to feel
Thats about all i could think of.....i can't carve that neat.....that said i'm not sure whether i could go to an engravers rather have it engraved
rather than having it raised? Can blind people feel engraved letters as well as they do raised?
I'm just putting the problem out there to see if any of you good people had any ideas?
Thanks in advance for the taking the time to read this and maybe think about it.