I always color my g/p close to the color i want the flowers. Then i use the petal dust close to that color. Then i steam them to make them shiny. You can also spray them with luster dust or sheen airbrush spray . This comes in many colors. You would not need to steam them then. These actually look airbrushed . They are beautiful. They actually look like premade ones. Don,t know that for sure. Either way, beautiful.