But, if you are anything like me, sometimes you have a hankering for something unique and personal. Maybe a pattern from your favorite dress or a pack of buttons from your grandmom’s sewing basket. You could take a digital shot of these items but before you do that I suggest that you try scanning it. By definition a scanner is a device to scan documents but I think a scanner can be so much more. I throw almost any small item with a shallow depth on the scanner and usually get great results.
When scanning 3D objects you might have to use a piece of white clothe or paper to place on top since you in some instances the lid will not close. Sometimes I just keep it open and don’t back it at all depending on the object. Play around and try scanning the object a few different ways. Often you get a distinct piece of art that you will not find anywhere else.
Here are a few of my own scans:
Vintage Button Cards