I rarely publicly endorse one product over another, espacially within my hobby - papercrafting! BUT, I just got back from CKC-Charlotte (Creating Keepsakes Convention), where I purchased my new favorite tool - the Prima Comfort Craft Distressing Tool by Ingvild Bolme! It does every kind of physical distressing you can think of!!! Here's a pic:
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It distresses with a fine and rougher result, it gently distresses photos without putting holes in your photos, it scrapes, and it folds - all in comfort!