Its fine to learn from trial pieces but necessary to remember the points when starting the full piece!
I have now starting working on my Sri Lanka reflection. Using an old linen family sheet, dyed and torn I then set about choosing my images and tearing them into the sections I wanted to use. I didn't remember to use a less heavy weight paper as I got the bit between my teeth when I couldn't just lay my hands on better paper!!
Auditioning the image slivers was the most important part of this piece to try to create a balance and to make the piece look less like a collection of torn pictures!
It took several attempts before I got something of the effect I wanted to create. I liked adding some elements of a map and my own text written at the time of the visit. I also decided to add a drawing of the stilt fisherman and some Sinhalese script.
Heavily quilted in wavy vertical lines, there are now hundreds of ends to sew back in!