Such a smart idea (feed old book pages through a printer to make unique silhouette art). Not gonna lie, I'd probably scan in the old book pages first, and use the scan for the final print. I love my old books, I don't want to cut them up.
Lonneke de Kok put your own things in hollow box frames from day trips.family events etc, keep them all in big scrap book then have days of putin together. could paint backgrounds etc, put a couple of beautiful snaps in etc
mano k. art boxes, this is an awesome idea for a collection - this can lower the pressure people feel to make something perfect when they know they have multiple chances. Work out different techniques, different materials, class-wide collection.