The technique this fortnight that I'll be teaching at Scraptivate is Metallic Crackle Background using either Lumiere paints or Plaid Metallic Paints (both available at Scraptivate of course!). The Lumiere's work absolutely beautifully on the dark background and it's surprising the difference between the Halo colours (Halo Violet Gold, Halo Blue Gold and Halo Pink Gold) when used on black card stock compared to the white card stock.
"Renewal"... (This is Halo Violet Gold on white card stock)
"Passageway"... (Halo Violet Gold on black card stock)
I'm not very talkative this morning....gotta get going.....classes await!