I buy white ribbons, laces, doilies and flowers and then have a colour day. I use inks,sprays and paints to colour in batches and also do a few chipboards at the same time. I also paint items with glimmer glaze and crackle paints. Just try everything as you'll get some awesome finishes. Start with a lighter colour and then add a bit more as you go along. This gives you a range of items in the same colour block but with variations. Then when you scrap you'll have something unique. For black I just use a craft spray paint and do a batch of items and chipboards at the same time.