Susan Black makes wonderful collages, mixing paint and re-used material of all sorts. Like this piece, which I found on her blog 29 Black Street. If you like what you see, you can buy her work at her Etsy shop.
"Artist Elana Herzog stapled a series of Persian carpets in varying quality and condition, onto an art gallery's walls and then worked on them further to give them the right state of decay." via http://wabisabi-style.blogspot.com