Wet Paint: Stain and Stencil
Sep24

Wet Paint: Stain and Stencil

One of the hottest trends in home decor is signage. Whether it’s a quote, a simple word or a personalized motto, signs are what people are looking for to tell their guests more about them and maybe as a reminder to themselves. Another trend is the DIY movement. People are trying all sorts of new crafts and having a great time. Whether it’s an evening with their friends or family or even alone, trying something new and getting creative is fun and relaxing. Stain and Stencil combines both of those trends into one. Their DIY sign workshops are perfect for new and pro crafters alike! You walk in and owner, Rachelle Harkenrider, and staff take care of you every step of the way. They’ll transform you from newbie to pro in just one sign! Once you’re in the shop, you’ll get to pick all of your color and stain options. The staff will teach you how to apply stain or paint and distress your board. Then, you’ll apply your stencil. The staff has lots of tips and guides for making sure you get it on just right. Then, you’ll paint in the stencil with the colors of your choice. Depending on your piece, you may or may not have a few more steps to finish. Rachelle and her team work hard to make sure you’re happy with your piece. To sign up for a workshop, simply go to their website (www.stainandstencil.com) look through their gallery and find a sign you’d like to create. Then find their calendar and an open workshop. If you’d like any customization, you can let them know in the registration process.  Have an event or a group you want to create with? Stain and Stencil will set up a private event with your group. As a unique small business owner in town, Rachelle has been eager to help and collaborate with other small businesses wherever possible. From sign projects, to cupcakes for customers, to the wine slushees she includes in your workshop, Rachelle is sharing the business wealth and helping other businesses grow along with hers. You can find Stain and Stencil on Facebook, Instagram and at their website, www.stainandstencil.com. Check out their social media what others have done with their signs, for specials, and upcoming...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Mar09

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Living Fort Wayne compiles a list of events and activities happening every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. 1. Fashion & Community #flightfulfw Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. This spring fashion show will benefit SCAN. There will be food from 800 Degrees, and a pop-up shop from Fancy and Staple! Don’t miss it! 2. Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream Thursday, March 9 through Sunday, March 12 — Times vary We love the Disney on Ice shows. They’re always SO fun, no matter what your age! 3. First Presbyterian Theatre presents: The Children’s Hour Weekends beginning Thursday, March 9 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary This seminal 1930s drama confronts some big issues, including lying and bigotry. 4. Arena Dinner Theatre- Getting Sara Married Weekends beginning Friday, March 10 through Saturday, March 25 – Times vary It’s a fun, romantic show about finding love in your 30s. 5. Get Green 2017 Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. They’re turning the river green for Saint Patrick’s Day! This is a family-friendly event with something available for all ages! 6. Bath Fizzy Workshop Saturday, March 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop in anytime to learn how to make your own bath fizzies! It’s $10 and you’ll walk away with three fizzies. 7. YLNI Members Event: Escape Room YLNI Members can join a team to see if you can defeat the Escape Room! The fun begins and ends at the Hoppy Gnome. 8. OLC, Secret Mezzanine, Fun While You Wait, We’re Ghosts Now Saturday, March 11 at 9 p.m. New Jersey natives Fun While You Wait and We’re Ghosts Now are on tour and stopping by Fort Wayne! Come see them play with local bands OLC and Secret Mezzanine. 9. Educational Series: Riverfront Design Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. This month, learn about phase one of the riverfront development. It’s so much more than a beautiful new park! 10. Stargazing: Your Sky Tonight Wednesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Science Central will lead you on a walk along the riverway for a closer look at the stars. This is fun for all ages. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait...

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