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.
Gift bags made from newspaper?Nah I don't care about making the gift bag but you might and that is cool. I will buy some colored bags, but I like the doily idea on top. Cute treat bags or holiday gift bags.