Meanwhile, I couldn't help but wonder if I couldn't achieve a similar effect with white pigment ink and regular Distress inks. I conducted a few experiments that you will see below with the Picket Fence Reinker. Anything that has a chalky finish has the white pigment ink. In the larger group shots towards the end, some of the panels are just other related work I was doing the same day. All in all, I was pleased with the results. Putting down a layer of white pigment ink first did seem to create a similar chalky effect. Cons: The real Distress Oxide inks are opaque and would be much easier to layer. Also, this used a lot of reinker and took a long time to dry completely.
Enjoy additional shots of the mess and my inky fingers.