I've been meaning to try this for quite some time and when I found one of the last roses in bloom in the garden, I decided now was as good a time as any. There are experts out there - experts at the art of scanning flowers. Just like other artistic endeavors, this one requires some skill. Oh, they'd like you to believe otherwise, but honestly, I followed directions and I didn't get the result I'd hoped for.
Maybe it has something to do with my scanner. I did read if your scanner has LEDs for its light source, you won't have as good of results. I have no idea if my HP psc 1315 uses LEDs or not. Maybe I don't want to know, because then I might not be able to use that for an excuse for why mine didn't turn out so well.