I used a couple of artificial flowers on my 40th Bday Surprise LO. I disassembled the layers and painted each layer black. I let dried each layer a little bit then crumpled them. I dry brushed the layers with silver paint. I then let each layer dry completely. I used Diamond stickles around the edges of each layer giving them a bit of sparkle and reassembled the layers to the plastic center. The flower on the right is the original in pieces. TFL!!!