Fun things to do with a scanner

Apr 29th

It’s surprising how creative you can be with a scanner

It is so lovely when someone buys you flowers,  to say sorry, or to say I am thinking of you, I love you …..but isn’t it sad when they fade and you have to throw those memories away?  So why not try to preserve them a little and make a photo memento?

  • Choose one of your favourite flowers from the bouquet/bunch (or maybe one out of the garden!)
  • Trim it down to a reasonable size to fit onto your scanner
  • Place the flower on the scanner bed – remember it is going to lie flat so arrange the petals a little so that they don’t look too squashed
  • Follow your scanners instructions and scan the flower to your computer and save it as an image
  • Now you need to do a little magic on it!

I use an online photo editor called iPiccy and I love it!  It is so easy to use, has never let me down and it’s free!

Upload your photo to iPiccy and add a few special effects – these are the ones I used for this photo:

  • The Layers tool to add the text
  • Then the Textures tool to add the paper effect
  • And finally the Frames tool to round the corners

There are many more things you can do with this photo editor – explore and play!

Fiery image effect

Fiery image effect


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