Craft Artist Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea Publishes Book Demonstrating the Creation of Portrait Photo Montages

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New instructional book highlights many different ways to create unique and personal pieces of art from the readers’ own photos of loved ones.

Craft artist and author, Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea, shares her original techniques and fresh approach for preserving memories in her book, "Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries: How To Montage Treasured Photos Using Scissors & Glue," an instructional guide released through Xlibris.

This book, through charming examples of the author’s personal collection of full-color individual and family photo tapestries, accompanied by moving text and easy-to-follow instructions, demonstrates how readers can convert their cherished photographs into meaningful montages and collages without knowing how to draw, paint or use a computer. It teaches readers how to create customized, one-of-a-kind artworks suitable for framing from their collection of prized photos of people, pets, projects and places.

Sarandrea captures a moment in time by grouping important individual and group photos into dynamic visual stories. Layering photos montage mirage style animates personality and character aspects that single photos miss by providing the context within which an entire experience is presented.

Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries invents a whole new medium ideally suited to creating portrait keepsakes which can be handed down through the generations. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea has been developing her original Montage Mirage style since 1983. She created the
photo tapestries to preserve her family history and treasured photos.This is the first in a Montage Mirage series. Sarandrea has a master’s degree in clinical/counseling psychology with a healing practive spanning over thirty years. She has led numerous workshops and groups. She’s found that Montage Miraging may help open the heart.

Montage Mirage Photo Tapestries * by Gwen Cheryl Lyn Sarandrea
How To Montage Treasured Photos Using Scissors & Glue
Publication Date: November 21, 2011
Picture Book; $41.99; 72 pages; 978-1-45007-232-8
Picture Book Hardcover ; $51.99; 72 pages; 978-1-45351-169-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.


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