Phew, mold making was certainly a process but it's just about done! For about a two months I've been refining the process and producing 23 detailed molds out of stills from the show. I just have seven constellations to produce and I'll be ready for the next phase.
"What's the next phase," you ask? Well I'm waiting to hear back on a quote for image printing on the Braillon paper, and then once we can get the images printed on the pages I can make them tactile with the molds - and then the books will be FINISHED and ready to go!
|First Attempt at Mold Making: Clay or Puff Paint?|
|Clay or Puff Paint Molds Drying (the clay had to be pierced with pins to allow air to pass through)|
|Clay and Puff Paint definitely did not work :(|
|Clay is too severe but stacking paper seems to work alright|
|Paper stacking works but it needs to be a little taller than this|
|Our wonderful volunteer Deb has Brailled all the text for the book :D|
|The first page hot off the EZ-Brailler! Little Star is Born in a Cloud of Gas and Dust|
|Getting to work!|
|Many pages drying|
Making the last major mold out of Papier-Mâché... Or maybe just making a mess...
|The Moons were a bit big... Sanding them down to work a little better in the EZ-Brailler (thanks for the materials Al!)|