Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo

Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup


I hope you have been enjoying our month long product matchup with Gypsy Soul Lasercuts. So far, the month has been filled with FABULOUS projects and inspiration. Today we are so excited to welcome Crew Member Jean Marmo to the #GSLCCCBmatchup. 


For those who may not know, I am a twin. From the very beginning, it was obvious that we were very different! Jane is tall, I am short. Jane has blond hair, mine is brown, Jane excelled in art and music, I loved math and science. I hated art with a passion and had to go so far as to send my mom in to talk to the art teacher. We shared the same room but were worlds apart.

Two years ago my job was eliminated and, as I was looking for something to occupy my time, I saw an ad for an art class through continuing education. I was very nervous as I walked into that classroom. Who could have seen that this class would lead me to join the local art group and create and sell mixed media canvases. Now my sister and I share ideas, art supplies and have even worked together.

Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo

The goodies Jean received

For the #GSLCCCBmatchup I upcycled an old metal box into an art box for us. I created a cluster on the lid with two of the 1930s Fashionistas that I altered with 7gypsies paper. I made flowers from canvas and tissue paper. The hearts border and butterfly Laser cuts were misted with Tattered Angels. The Architextures Ink Pens completed the look.

Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo


Step 1
Mist chipboard with Tattered Angels
Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo
Step 2
Alter chipboard by adhering 7gypsies paper
Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo
Step 3
Create flowers from canvas adding mist and stamping
Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo
Step 4
Create cluster on lid
Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo
Step 5
Inside the lid, I added more Architextures including framed photos of us printed on canvas. I also misted the laser cut Memories.
Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo

Jean’s parting words

I filled the box with mists, paints, papers and more. It will be perfect for those times when I travel to her house and we create together.

Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup by Jean Marmo

Where to find Jean

Blog   Facebook   Instagram    YouTube


Tattered Angels – Tarnished Silver
Tattered angels – Rusty Red
Tattered Angels Red  – Tipped Roses
Canvas Corp – Canvas Fabric
Cavas Corp – Tissuestock French Script
7Gypsies – Wanderlust Pad
Architextures Trinkets – Ink Pens
Architextures Stash Paque – Create
Architextures Junque Pack – Parlour

What would a match up be without a fun prize!!!!  Here is your chance to get your hands on a $25 Gift Certificate from Canvas Corp Brands.  Here is all you need to do….

  • leave a comment here on any or all of the Match Up Posts during the month of September with CCB.  You can leave one on each post for more chances to win.  Don’t forget to include #GSLCCCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on the CCB Facebook page. Don’t forget to include#GSLCCCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on any of the CCB Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the GSLC team.  Don’t forget to include #GSLCCCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • You can follow along by searching #GSLCCCBmatchup too.  If you love what you see and would like to join our Facebook group the CCB Collective – ask to join today.
  • You can find all Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts in their shop –
  • check out their blog 
  • We will be sharing projects the entire month of September – learn new techniques, see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from the GSLC and CCB designers.


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Art bringing US together #GSLCCCBmatchup' have 9 comments

  1. September 18, 2017 @ 6:46 am Debby Lewis

    Great creativity, Jean. It is neat that you and your sister now share the same passion for crafting. The memory box is beautiful. #GSLCCCBmatchup


  2. September 18, 2017 @ 8:24 am Melody

    Who would not love a box like this. I love it! The hunt is on.


  3. September 18, 2017 @ 11:38 am Cathy

    I adore that piece – I love giving something old new life! #GSLCCCBmatchup


  4. September 18, 2017 @ 1:37 pm Mary Holshouser

    I was an only child so I “sometimes” miss not having a sibling.
    Love your story on getting to being an artist. I came
    from a family of artist but I can’t draw a straight line. I
    can do all lots of the different crafts (maybe not well)
    but I enjoy being creative. Your box is fantastic.
    Love the chipboard pieces. I like to use those on
    my cards. Some bible journaling is as far as I’ve
    gotten with doing more art pieces.
    thanks for sharing.


  5. September 18, 2017 @ 3:31 pm Liz Walters

    Lynn, I am surprised that you have just started with “art” because you have been on my mind from 14 years ago. I must be confusing you with someone else but I feel as if me met a long time ago at the Mesa, AZ stamp show.
    Your art is amazing. Enjoy your journey and may it be long and fruitful!!
    What an amazing piece of art here!!


  6. September 18, 2017 @ 4:14 pm Sandee

    LOVE the box and all that yummy layering! Truly a feast for the soul!


  7. September 18, 2017 @ 6:52 pm Lynne Forsythe

    Jean….I have to say again. I SOOO ENJOYED reading your inspirational story about twin sisters and a traveling “ArtBox”. Here’s to many creative sessions together with your sister!


  8. September 19, 2017 @ 11:01 am Anne Rita Taylor

    Love the cluster on the lid – very pretty! Something I’ll have to try. I have a cardboard cigar box I’ve been meaning to work on, so that will be perfect. Thank you! #GSLCCCBmatchup


  9. September 19, 2017 @ 1:37 pm Amy Martin

    This is amazing Jean!!! Love all your details. So weird we have alot in common. Im also a twin, although i didnt get to find out how much we were alike or not. She passed at birth. But I still have had weird twin things happen. So cool your sister and you now have something in common. My oldest sister and i share the creative art world. Loved hearing your story and your project is too neat.


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