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.
How to Crayon Tint. To crayon tint, your embroidery, start by transferring your design to the fabric. I recommend using a finely sharpened regular pencil, as it won't require water or be affected by ironing. Place the fabric in an embroidery hoop so the back of the fabric can press against a flat surface and color the design as desired.