This paper is so smooth! You can blend your distress inks on it with no big over-colored smudges; this paper allows you to keep on blending in those spongy looking mistakes.
However, the look is SMOOTH. The paper allows the distress inks to have "wet time" for blending; it is great for adding all different colors and having them merge into each other beautifully. If you are looking for a rustic look, stick to cardstock with the distressed inks.
When using the LaBlanche stamps and Archival Ink, the result on this paper is amazing.