Embroidery Tinting with Crayons, Colored Pencils and Paint. When filling an area of embroidery, we usually think of fill stitches like the basic satin stitch or long and short stitch. Another way to add lots of color to your stitching, without lots of labor, is to use a technique known as embroidery tinting.
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.