Speaking of failures…don’t try to scan copper leaf.
The original is for sale, but I can’t do prints of this one–the reproduction failed horribly, and all my skills with Photoshop could not save it. I think copper leaf may simply reflect the light entirely wrong, and it washed out the octopus rather badly.
Oh, well. You win some, you lose some. I’m 3-for-5 on the gold leaf thing…which is probably why I keep hammering at it, since I hate failing!