I use Clay's Weiler brush method and plain old Americana lamp black right out of the bottle. It's pretty simple. The closer you are to the cabinet you'll get webbing. The further away you'll get spatter. That's it. The lightness or darkness of the webbing/spatter depends on how heavy you get the paint on the bristles.
I think anyone on here who has seen my work can tell you that it works, and it's easy. No mixing of solvents or thinning or anything. I can do a head in 10 minutes and a cab in probably 20-25.