This fortnight PaperArtsy have a great challenge called Torn, Ripped and Burnt. Darcy has provided a wealth of inspiration, they can be found here.
My inspiration for the substrate came from Claire Snowdon. I used whole pages from a magazine and off set each page before glueing together.
I have been working with parchment recently, so had a go at some burnt highlights. I was in the garden, and took lighter direct to the parchment, It started to bubble, and after 5 seconds caught fire, so if trying this make sure you are outside.
I used a sample of silk fabric and tore into strips along with some medical gauze.
I liked the way the threads started to come away, so used these along with the medical gauze to create some texture and a sense of movement.
With a scrap of calico, I made a small cut and gently ripped to create a open frame for my fish, Mini 100 from Paperartsy.
Great fun, great to play with fabrics and fibres..