RachaelAPeden

Farnham, Virginia · 573 Sales

RachaelAPeden

Farnham, Virginia 573 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(145)

Announcement   RachaelAPeden concentrates on unique hand painted wooden ornaments. Here's your chance to get in on the action by suggesting a new ornament. You can still find our products with crab designs in the Etsy store CrabsGaloreAndMore .

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Last updated on Oct 25, 2016

RachaelAPeden concentrates on unique hand painted wooden ornaments. Here's your chance to get in on the action by suggesting a new ornament. You can still find our products with crab designs in the Etsy store CrabsGaloreAndMore .

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Edgar Allan POE Ornament Painted by Hand in USA
Edgar Allan POE Ornament Painted by Hand in USA
$17.95
DOCTOR ornament hand painted, can be customized
DOCTOR ornament hand painted, can be customized
$17.95
Pharmacy Ornament MORTAR and PESTLE  hand painted
Pharmacy Ornament MORTAR and PESTLE hand painted
$14.95
BETSY ROSS Ornament, hand painted on wood in USA
BETSY ROSS Ornament, hand painted on wood in USA
$17.95
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5 out of 5 stars
(145)
Emily Bingham

Emily Bingham on Aug 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this product!!! It is so detailed and very,very well done. This is my second time buying an item from here. Shipping is very fast and the seller is very accommodating. I'm alway on the lookout for a cute Abraham Lincoln decoration and this is my favorite. My sister notice my little U.S. president collection from this seller and wanted one. I can't wait to give this to her. Love it!

leslie66

leslie66 on Jun 10, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Another terrific ornament for my liberty tree! It will on it for July 4! Thank you, again.

Courney

Courney on May 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This ornament was beautifully made and painted. Every detail was perfection. It came so fast and was packaged to literally avoid any damage it could have incurred. I would HIGHLY recommend! Thanks!

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About

I'm an artist who loves history.

In the beginning I was hired by museums to make very detailed pen and ink drawings of historic buildings. That was enormously gratifying, because I got to see a lot of wonderful places, even behind the scenes, and meet great people. Some of the people I met were crafters, making delightful colorful items. Since I'd always liked turning my drawings into Christmas cards, I gave Christmas ornaments a try. I chose wood because I could find local people to cut it for me and because, in the beginning, the wood was free. I had to learn all about belt sanders, sealers, and acrylic paints. BUT it worked and was terrific fun. I've made thousands of ornaments over the last twenty years and still love painting them. The wood is no longer free, but there's a man in Richmond who cuts my buildings and people in Maine who do the turnings for my men ornaments. I have two people here in rural Virginia who help by painting the base coats or gluing the pieces together. I paint the final details. I'm good with details.
I paint all the faces on the historical figures and it's tricky. When I first started this the clothes were accurate but the faces were generic. As we added more famous people, I've tried to make this faces more lifelike and that is much harder to do. It's difficult to make them look pleasant but not a cartoon. They are so small that one slip of the paintbrush and they become another person!

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Last updated on January 29, 2015

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