DIY Nailin’ it Workshop with Element Botanicals

Ex-servicewomen_learning_manicure_techniquesJoin Amber Haase, owner of Element Botanicals and DIY body care enthusiast at this super fun “hands on” workshop and learn how easy it is to blend your own “clean” nail polish! In this 2 hour session, you will learn how to create a custom hand scrub, a soothing cuticle and hand massage oil and 3 nail polishes that you will take home with you. Ditch the commercial nail polishes that contain nasty chemicals and try your hand at custom blending a “3 free” polish. Amber will guide you as you create your own nail polishes that are free of harsh irritants using natural colours, pigments and micas.

Learn how-to: -Make and use a rejuvenating hand scrub with natural ingredients. -Blend a soothing cuticle/massage oil with natural carrier and essential oils. -Make 3 clean nail polishes from a large selection of natural colours. -Take home your creations, polishes and DIY body care info and a new hobby!

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DIY Nailin’ it Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th OR Sunday, May 11th, 2014
12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street
Cost: $48.00 plus tax (includes entry to Got Craft?) | REGISTER HERE

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Amber Haase is the owner of Element Botanicals, purveyors of fine body care products. Element Botanicals has grown from humble roots to become a growing Canadian brand with more than 40 retailers from coast to coast. Amber has a passion for experimenting with natural elements and empowering others to try DIY at various workshops, seminars and more. Amber has studied herbalism, aromatherapy, anatomy and an ever growing list of natural therapies.

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Got Craft? Pop-Up at West Elm

Forest-and-Waves-1GC-WestElm-EventJoin us and 10 of our spring vendors at the Got Craft? + West Elm event on Saturday, May 3rd! This is the perfect opportunity to say hello to some of your favourite local makers including the candid confectioner, Batch Sweet Kitchen, Feest, Quirky Paper Co., Twig Prints, Forest & Waves, Foe and Dear, Port Paper Co., mimi, and g ceramic co.

Each vendor will bring a selection of handmade goods including homewares, artisanal sweets, jewelry, and paper goods. See you there!

Got Craft? Pop-Up at West Elm
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
West Elm Market (2915 Granville Street, Vancouver) and West Elm (2947 Granville Street, Vancouver)

Beginner Sign Painting Workshop with BIG TOP SIGN ARTS

signpainting-2sign-painting-3signpainting-3Did you attend the screening of the Sign Painter movie last summer? Sign Painter, John Lennig from BIG TOP SIGN ARTS, will be at Got Craft? hosting a workshop discussing brush lettering in general and specifically the BullNose letter style, one of the most basic of hand painted styles. Consisting of 6 basic strokes, John will teach you how to create both upper and lower case letters as well as proper brush handling, brushcare, and the types of paints used. The first half of the hands-on workshop will cover the above, along with getting your brushes into the paint and practicing the 6 basic strokes. While the second half will move into letters and finish up with the creation of a few pieces to take home. “The Swoop” will also be discussed, demonstrated, and if time allows, be put to use in the finished pieces.

You’ll take home:
A 1-2 word piece using both upper and lower case in the BullNose lettering style
A #6 Langnickel Nocturna brush
A small container of paint

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Beginner Sign Painting Workshop at Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th OR Sunday, May 11th, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street

Cost: $65.00 plus tax (includes entry to Got Craft?) | REGISTER HERE

This workshop was super popular last December and sold out quickly, so don’t miss out!

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In 1965, John moved to Vancouver from California and over the next 17 years, he would find himself working in 7 different sign shops before opening up his own business in 1982. With the popularity of computers in the late 1980′s and 1990′s, John realized that he was doing less and less hand lettering and decided to sell his shop in the year 2000 and go back to strictly doing what he loves. BIG TOP SIGN ARTS was born specializing in hand lettering, gold leaf, and later on, pinstriping. Last September, he celebrated 50 years as a sign painter and looks forward to sharing his skills!

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Green With Envy

terrariumpicsAnother new vendor to this years’ line up is Jennifer from Green with Envy. Creating little eco-systems to be discovered and shared, she offers an eclectic mix of modern, vintage and organically-inspired succulents and air plant terrariums. One of the more hardier plants, air plants and succulent terrariums are one of the most easy and fun ways to display your plants indoors. Here are just a few examples of the “green” spaces she creates. Say hello to Jennifer from Green With Envy in person at the Got Craft? spring event!

Pssst… terrariums also make the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

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Quirky Paper Co.

quirkypaperco1 copyquirkypaperco2 copyquirkypaperco3 copyQuirky Paper Co. will be one of the new vendors at the Got Craft? spring show this May! Cheryl will be bringing a collection of greeting cards and paper goods that bring together unique ideas and thoughtfully crafted designs. Each of their products are created with the goal of connecting people and inspiring joy in everyday life with ideas that are funny, playful, personal, and of course, quirky!

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Got Craft?
Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014
10-5pm
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

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