Artangel: Mixed media crumpled tissue technique - tutorial - basically, glue tissue paper over a canvas, let dry. Paint, let dry, then rub pastel or chalk over the surface to highlight the texture. Would be an awesome way to vignette around a painting.
Gary Harvey makes amazing clothes by recycling items such as newspapers, denim jeans etc. to make unusual garments our of material that would have otherwise been thrown on to a landfill that would have taken years to go. The items are almost theatrical.