Many people who commented on the Katinka Matson post encouraged me to try the technique of obtaining images of flowers by scanning them with a flatbed scanner (an HP Scanjet 2400) myself. So I did.
Even though it remains cold and we get some flurries every day, the snowdrops are slowly going over. Many of them look like they are drying out from the constant wind. I picked the freshest looking ones to bring in the house, and decided to toss them on the scanner first. Unfortunately, the only black cloth I could find was a piece of black felt left over from someone’s project, which had collected a lot of light-colored lint in the interim. But the technique definitely has a lot of potential, even if one only uses the images for such things as homemade greeting cards and other humble creations.
If you try it yourself, please leave a link in the comments. Or if you have presentable flowers, try scanning them in for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.