Monday, February 16, 2009

Day Lily... Picture Made With A Scanner

Ken Mac from posted this on

First you put the flower over the scanner's glass. the flower must be face down. Next you arrange the flower as you like. then cover the flower gently with a black fabric, very dense, (all the scanner's superficies.) Don't shut the scanner's cover...if you do this, you may crumple the flower. Then turn on the scanner. Next you can save the image in some file you choose. The interesting thing in this process is the unexpected: we don't know exactly how the flowers will show up. It's an amazing surprise!

I think leaves of grass is on a blogging break, (she lives in Brazil) but go there and look at some of the flowers that have been scanned. They are amazing. You will have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the first page that comes up and on your way down, look at some of her pictures. I wish she would start blogging again.

I haven't tried the scanning flowers yet because my scanner is not working properly, but as soon as I can, I'm going to try it.


Grammie said...

That is so lovely....I may have to try it! : )

Beverly said...

How cool is that. And it sounds so easy...that's what I like. You could make lovely greeting cards with your photos.

W. Latane Barton said...

I definately will try this and soon. That is amazing. Thanks for posting it.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Clara,
I am glad you like my scanning flower! It's very easy to do.

Thank you for the link to my blog Leaves of Grass. Yes, I am in a blogging break. But I would like to have your visiting.

Have a nice week ahead.
Kind regards, from Sonia, São Paulo, Brazil.

Judy said...

That is just beautiful Clara. I would never think of doing something like that on my own. I am not the least bit artsy or crafty!

Beth said...

That's really pretty---I'll have to try that when things start blooming around here. (And I can't wait for things to start blooming!)

Jamie Dawn said...

So beautiful!

And I love that gorgeous white peacock!!!

There's a town about fifteen minutes drive from my brother's house called Arcadia. There's one neighborhood where peacocks (or peafowl) run free all over the neighborhood. They are protected by the city. We drove through there this past Saturday and took some pictures. My son thought it was really neat.
We didn't see any white ones though! I'm sure those are extremely rare.

Leedra said...

I don't even have a scanner. I would have never thought of doing that, turned out great.

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