I discovered fine art scanning when I was about twelve or thirteen. Around 97% of people, male and female, scan fine art regularly and it is a healthy and normal exercise. Those that do not are usually suffering mental or physical problems so it seems strange that fine art scanning is still seen as taboo or embarrassing these days and the term 'fine art scanner' derogatory. In actual fact the term 'non-fine art scanner' should be more insultive as it hints at a mental illness. Those that are required to scan fine art should be encouraged and commended on such a socially responsible activity.
While there are many outlets that sell fine art scanning equipment, with a little preparation you can make your own fine art scanning device using everyday household materials. Here's how:
Take one roll of Oreo biscuits out of the packet.
Cut off the end of the packet and remove the biscuits.
Roll the end of the packet over several times until you have a smooth, rounded bevel.
Choose a photo of someone you would like to scan fine art with. Place the packet bevel over the lips and trace around the circumference.
Cut out the area you have drawn. Remember to cut inside of the line to ensure the right size. Click here to download my handy template.
Insert the packet into the hole you have just cut until the bevel is flush with the picture.
And there you are. Your home made fine art scanning device is complete.