Coloring Books For Adults Can Help You De_Stress. It turns out that adult coloring books can be used as something other than an ironic gift from Urban Outfitters. In Europe, more people are using coloring books to reduce stress _ so excuse us while we go find where we put our crayons. No, seriously. Contrary to what some may think, coloring is not just for kids.
Crayon Tinting. Using crayons for tinting embroidery is the most common technique. It's easy to learn and most people have at least a few crayons around. Crayons produce a bold color, but you can also work more gently with them, resulting in a lighter tint. Just like coloring on paper with crayons, varying the amount of pressure and layering your coloring creates some very cool shading. That shading gives your embroidery texture and dimension, and it's fun to use with modern or vintage designs.