At 5/2/12 08:33 PM, Glacier wrote:
If you just wanted to take a picture of it you could always use Photoshop. If you want a physical colored flower then... maybe try food coloring?
When i was in elementary school science we added food coloring to water in vases housing white carnations, and the flowers soaked up the dye and turned whatever color we'd added. I doubt you'd get the same effect if you're only covering the petals and not touching the root structure, but I think you might still have to worry about the dye bleeding (like when you use a marker on wet paper and the ink soaks into areas where you don't want it.
I think paint or marker would work for this, but the problem will be covering the petals with without them falling out.
Maybe spray paint would avoid this, but it's hard to control. I feel like an airbrush (which i've never used) would be ideal, but those are expensive. Perhaps a mister spray bottle filled with paint of some sort . You'd need stencils for this, to keep the droplets of paint from going where you don't want it to.
Or find flowers with firmly attached petals.