The glamour of being an artist.
I've always been a fan of broken color. Rarely is a background of mine a solid color. When I wanted to make stars, I asked an expert - Joe Bergeron, who is a talented astronomer, artist and writer. What seems like a simple technique is actually like chess in that it's "moments to master and years to perfect."
I think I've finally found my version of the technique for artful splatter. I get less on my glasses and face, but it's still a messy business.