Rip vs Cut

Yellow_collage_janice_mcdIn the ongoing studio overhaul, I am looking through older collage pieces and realizing that in the beginning of this exploration I often cut out the pieces of paper I used, as seen at left in one of my color studies. These days I almost always just rip papers to get the pieces I want. I think I am attracted to the more random rough edges. Once they are glued down, the papers seem to meld together more too. Maybe I have relaxed into this medium a bit? (Although I've always liked the very graphic nature of this piece...)