Now again, you can choose to use paper with
torn edges, or cut straight edges, or cut curved edges, depending on what type of effect
you’re looking to achieve in your piece. But for some of the intends and purposes that
I was talking about before, when I’m working with a clean edge, I’m going to tend to work
with a straight edge around the corners . But when I want to use some sort of ruffled
edges, as you can see in this piece here, and some of the pieces actually have corners
that aren’t as ruffed. So you’ll see I have a piece of collaging material here that actually
has a ruff edge, and has some smooth edges. So it depends where I’m wanting to place that.
But you want to make sure that when you’re cutting one edge, and you’re tearing another
edge, that you’re keeping in mind what edge you want to have on the boarder, and then
what edges you don’t mind being more ruff and on the inside. Because those ruff edges
that overlap each other, can sometimes actually achieve a more strong effect. But as far as
the outer edge of the piece is concerned, if you’re keeping a nice clean boarder, you’re
going to want to make straight edges.