Picture speaks for itself
I did something similar last year in my 3D modeling class where we had to manipulate a book in order to create something by folding, cutting, etc. Though in her case she went to the extreme and made objects straight from pages of a book.
She would take objects (in this case a skull) and attach small bb’s all over.
I found it interesting how just sticking objects onto the surface of another object can affect that appearance.