RachelWhetzel

Mixed Media Art and Dolls, Vintage findings and more

Oregon, United States · 25 Sales

RachelWhetzel

Mixed Media Art and Dolls, Vintage findings and more

Oregon, United States 25 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Hello! I'm Rachel Whetzel. I specialize in creativity and mixed media art through thrifting, up-cycling, re-purposing and new design.

My creations; new, upcyled, repurposed... are all created in a smoke free home. When thrifting for pieces for my mixed media and shop, I try my best to purchase items that appear to have come from the same, and are free of odor. I do my best to create solid, well made hand crafted things. Thank you considering purchasing from my shop, and allowing me to create without worrying about WHERE I will put it all!

Many of my items are one of a kind. My thrifted and assemblage items generally have imperfections in them that I consider to add to their unique qualities, and charm. I love things rusty, crusty, and distressed!! Please consider this when purchasing my items!! They reflect my love of all things vintage and well loved... and of my belief that even THINGS deserve a Do Over.

SHIPPING:
~I carefully package for shipping to avoid damage while in transit from my house to yours. My shipping cost reflects the cost that good padding adds in weight.
REFUNDS:
~Customer Satisfaction is my goal. I have easy refund policies!! Please see shop my shop policy for more details.
INTERNATIONAL:
If you are an international customer, I can work with you!

**Please note, I cannot recommend or advertise my products for children 12 and under. Please purchase accordingly.**

VISIT ME ON LINE:
http://rachelwhetzel.com/

Announcement

Hello! I'm Rachel Whetzel. I specialize in creativity and mixed media art through thrifting, up-cycling, re-purposing and new design.

My creations; new, upcyled, repurposed... are all created in a smoke free home. When thrifting for pieces for my mixed media and shop, I try my best to purchase items that appear to have come from the same, and are free of odor. I do my best to create solid, well made hand crafted things. Thank you considering purchasing from my shop, and allowing me to create without worrying about WHERE I will put it all!

Many of my items are one of a kind. My thrifted and assemblage items generally have imperfections in them that I consider to add to their unique qualities, and charm. I love things rusty, crusty, and distressed!! Please consider this when purchasing my items!! They reflect my love of all things vintage and well loved... and of my belief that even THINGS deserve a Do Over.

SHIPPING:
~I carefully package for shipping to avoid damage while in transit from my house to yours. My shipping cost reflects the cost that good padding adds in weight.
REFUNDS:
~Customer Satisfaction is my goal. I have easy refund policies!! Please see shop my shop policy for more details.
INTERNATIONAL:
If you are an international customer, I can work with you!

**Please note, I cannot recommend or advertise my products for children 12 and under. Please purchase accordingly.**

VISIT ME ON LINE:
http://rachelwhetzel.com/

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Reviews

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karbmw on Nov 25, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly the bold statement I wanted to complete a special, personal book for my granddaughter. Thanks!

Anonymous on Aug 26, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

If someone asked me to describe my favorite scrapbooking/artistic style.....THIS cover is what I would show them. It is everything that defines my taste. A brilliant work of art.

Anonymous on May 1, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

This doll is incredible!! And the seller is fantastic. Thank you so much!!

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About

I have been creating since childhood...

I was always the little girl with skinned knees. I was the girl in the middle of the boys competing to be the best tadpole catcher in the ditch out back. Sure. I played with dolls once in a while, but I secretly didn't LIKE being girly. I hated pink. I loved snakes. I played tonka trucks with the neighbor boy. I played baseball with the boys. I caught grasshoppers barehanded. I NEVER screamed at spiders. I could catch lizards AND keep their tails in tact. I had rats for pets. At every chance I had, I tried to prove just how UNgirly I was. If you had told that little girl back then that when she was grown up, she would LIKE pink, and lace, and sparkles and DOLLS. Well. She would NEVER have believed you.

I've been creating since I was a child, blessed with parents who fed my creativity and imagination as often as I asked them to. As a little girl, I peddled my drawings to my neighbors. My little sister put up with many watercolor face paintings. As a teenager, I tortured my friends by asking them to ride the stick horses I made myself from scratch. My imagination was my best friend, and thankfully, I never forgot how to use it.

In 2006, I allowed myself to lay claim to the titles ARTIST. PHOTOGRAPHER. DOLL MAKER. I create using items found in my thrift store shopping trips. My art is one of a kind. I create whatever I am inspired to in the spaces of time I can fit into my day. My art pieces generally have imperfections in them that I consider to add to their unique qualities, and charm. I love things rusty, crusty, and distressed!! It's my goal that when you look at my art, you see the reflection of my love of all things vintage and well loved.
In 2009, encouraged by my teacher, doll maker Jane DeRosier, I submitted my dolls to be published in a magazine. I was not only published, I was asked to be a featured artist!! Since that time, I have had the privilege of being published in several Stampington Publications, sisters Linda Woods and Karen Dinino's Meeting in the Ladies Room, and am a contributing artist in Seth Apter’s newest Mixed Media book, “The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists”. I own the art journaling prompt blog, A Year in the Life of an Art Journal and the photography inspired, Monday Mugshots. I love breaking rules, and is married to a cop. (is that like a double negative?) When I'm not obsessively refreshing my Facebook page, I like to create things. When I'm not creating things, I'm neglecting my housework, spending time with my family by the River in the summer, playing horseshoes with the kin folk, cheering too loudly and possibly cursing at my kid’s games, and milking my goats. Not necessarily in that order, except for the neglecting house work part.

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  • rachel whetzel

    Owner, Designer

    Thrift junkie. Artist. Doll Maker. Photographer. Mom to boys. Rust Lover. Blogger. Creative Soul. Rule Bender. Spider Saver. Coffee Drinker. Cream Lover. Chook Farmer. Goat Milker. Sailor Mouth.Mess Maker. Risk Taker. Chewy Mom. Gritty Gramma.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 15, 2011
My items are created and stored in a smoke free home. I store my items in my home, or plastic bags in storage drawers while they await their new homes. I also package my items in water safe packaging for shipping.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal is my preferred method of payment. Through PayPal, you can pay using credit cards, or direct bank transfers without giving me any of your financial information!! Safe for you, Safe for me.

Items with no payment after 3 days of commitment to buy will be re listed. If you need more time, please convo me. I can work with you.
Shipping
PLEASE CHECK
That your mailing address on PayPal matches your Esty shipping address. If they do not match, I will not ship until I hear from you.

SHIPPING:
I ship within 3 days of payment clearing PayPal. I do not charge handling fees. If you are an international customer, please convo me for shipping prices! I would be happy to work with you. If my shipping and packaging costs end up being over 1.00 less than you pay me for your item to be shipped, I will refund you the difference. This is especially handy to know when you are ordering more than one item!!

PACKAGING:
After wrapping your item in a water (and print) safe bag, I pad my boxes using recycled packing materials like news paper. My boxes and envelopes have not been previously used. My preferred shipping methods are priority, flat rate, parcel post and occasionally first class.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
I do not offer international shipping unless it's requested. If you are an international customer, please convo me about the item you are interested in, and I will give you an adjusted shipping quote. If you are still interested after this quote, I will make the necessary changes to the listing and you can purchase it.
Refunds and Exchanges
REFUNDS:
Your satisfaction is my goal! Refunds are given for any reason! Requests for refunds are accepted for 30 days from date of purchase. Cost of shipping will be removed from original invoice total. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to pay your return shipping, or refund original shipping costs. However, return shipping can and should be whatever shipping is least expensive to you. Please email me before you ship your item back to me, and I will refund your money upon your item's return to my shop.

EXCHANGES:
If you would like to return an item in EXCHANGE for a new item, EMAIL or CONVO me with your request within 30 days of purchase. I will refund your original purchase price, less shipping. Once you order your replacement from my shop, I will send you a refund for that item's shipping, and send it on it's way to you!

DAMAGED ITEM REFUNDS:
No need to return the item, simply photograph any damage within 30 days of shipping date! I will return your original purchase price less 1/2 the cost of original shipping. Damaged item refund requests will be accepted for 7 days after delivery confirmation date. **please be sure damage is NOT imperfections noted in your listing.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see an item you'd like, and would like to request it be held for you, I will do so if the item has been listed for more than a week in my shop! I will hold an item for one week at no charge.