for those things, the smaller edges, you can ink em with the felt circles. They come in different sizes here.
To be honest, I think it gives a better result as you can be much more secure on where you want your inks. As far as ..if the result is the same or slightly different, that I dont know.
Friend of mine uses the blending tool and she gets same results as mine. But, I'm not really a fussy person lol. And am kinda new to the blending, aging and distressing.