I've used the edges of scissors and allsorts to tear paper edges, which is OK, but this is so handy! I have put a ribbon through the loop and have it around my neck, when distressing, so I always know where it is, and can get my hands free in a jiffy.
I didn't find it hard to learn, I just dragged the edge up and down against the knife, and torn it went. Wehey! *plus I love Tim Holtz stuff*
I love the distressed look and knew I needed to find something to help me. I tried scissors (not sharp enough), razor blades (scary) and my fingernails (made a mess of my nails). I've had my paper distressing for almost 6 months and find myself reaching for it on almost every project I do. I find it is very easy to use and it gives the perfect edge distressing I want.
I'd never tried distressing anything before, but saw this little tool had really great reviews so I got it. I just tried it last night on a LO and LOOOVE it!! It's really easy to use and makes a great distressed effect.
I agree with the other posts, use this over a trash can or prepare for some serious paper dust!
Awesome tool, thank you!!
This would be my style...to distress the edges. Do it on either the papers or the pictures or both on everything. I didn't think I needed another one, but this one is much better than the other that I've had for awhile. I'm able to do little strips of paper because it is so small. It's very comfortable in the hand as well. Worth it!