This is a technique used in my latest layout. I've had a big piece of chipboard arrow and I want to do something else to it instead of painting it or covering it with pattern papers. Therefore I've thought to try this on it since this technique work on papers. I've inked the chipboard randomly using various colours of distress ink. Then I've sprinkled some water over it. The distressing effect is so cool. It makes the piece looks liked ages. I totally love that effect. Try it!