Coloring Tips and Techniques. First of all _ choose what coloring material you would like to use. There are lots of coloring materials to choose from like: crayons, colored pencils, markers, soft and oil pastels, and many more. It's your choice which media you'll be comfortable in.
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.