This is very simple to do, no water or tools. Gather up your papers you would like to distress. You could do this process one at a time while putting together your lo. Or all at the same time. I just have some older scraps here, to use for example.
I don't have an edge distresser (waiting for my zutter) I use my nails and also my scissors to distress the edges on my papers. So start distressing your paper edges.
Now you have your finished edges.
Now the fun part, you will start making folds, creases in and around your paper edges. Again, I'm just using my fingers to press in the paper. Think of it as if you were working with clay, making impressions in your paper.
You can do this however much you choose. A little for a more subtle look, or more drastic. For example, flipping or curling the edges up or down to reveal more of the other side of the double sided paper. Or to reveal a peek of something underneath or on the side of the paper.
The heavier weight double sided papers work best for this. And you may even have some small tears. You can use the thin/lighter weight papers though too. Just keep in mind the thinner the paper, it will tear more easily.
Once you have your papers the way you like, I like to ink the edges. It makes everything stand out more. I also go over the creases I've made in the paper with the top of the ink pad.
I really hope this is helpful. And you enjoy really getting this look added to your papers!!!
THANKS for your visit and have a wonderful weekend :))