I have used colored pencils and crayons. Both worked well. With the crayons I colored on the fabric then put a paper towel over the colored area and ironed it until the towel stopped picking up crayon. I just heat set the colored pencil. The crayon was darker and more prominent. The colored pencil gave just a subtle hint of color.The only markers I have used on fabric are the Micron pigma pens. I have a fine and the calligraphy set. They work great but I only use them for writing, not coloring.
I just colored with crayons for the first time a few weekends ago. It was really easy, just color the entire area you want color with the white crayon as a base, it helps the colors from bleeding around. Then fill in each area with the color you want. To get different looks, you can outline a color, then shade an area going darker or lighter, use several colors for layers to give you a great effect. Then heat set with a paper towel on top, enough so you smell the crayon. Very cool.
PrismaPencils work very well on fabrics, especially for blending. You can use a ready-made stencil..and shade in the design and hand-quilt-around it for a stunning pillow or even do enough for a quilt. Heat setting is done by pressing, or use a craft heat gun ...There are Fabric Crayons available at Dick Blics and Dharma Trading Co. and those work very well. Happy coloring!
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