Take your Metallic markers and gently color the edges of the flowers(as far as this goes you can leave the edges uncolored if you wish...or paint them with acrylic to keep them from fraying so much....it's very much up to you!).
I did two flowers at a time so it didn't take so long.
Also, if you buy precolored and cutsie flowers you can completely skip this step.
Also, yes they look messy... But I swear it adds to the charm.
You can paint the side however you like.
I am actually going to use alcohol ink on the next one I make.