ChaosandWonderDesign

Eclectic mix of modern and vintage printable wall art.

Norfolk, Virginia On Etsy since 2016

9,832 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars

ChaosandWonderDesign

Eclectic mix of modern and vintage printable wall art.

Norfolk, Virginia | 9,832 Sales

Michelle

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Announcement    Printable art and gallery wall decor downloads for the eclectic home. Save 20% when you purchase three or more items. Wall art sets sold together count as one item. Printables are an inexpensive way to decorate your home, office and nursery without spending a fortune on artwork. Thank you!

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Last updated on Nov 20, 2018

Printable art and gallery wall decor downloads for the eclectic home. Save 20% when you purchase three or more items. Wall art sets sold together count as one item. Printables are an inexpensive way to decorate your home, office and nursery without spending a fortune on artwork. Thank you!

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About ChaosandWonderDesign

Sales 9,832
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Decorate Your Life

After working in television for a number of years, from set dresser to producer, I longed to get back to my artist roots and make things for the sheer pleasure of it. I also come from an entrepreneurial family, so…

Fall 2016, Chaos & Wonder Design came to be. “Chaos” is for that moment in the creative process when something new happens and you feel a bit off-kilter. “Wonder” is the obvious meaning of the word and a nod to Wunderkammern, or cabinet of curiosities. Cabinets of curiosities, a collection of things of interest, often natural history related, date back to 16th century Europe.

Today, we often use the art wall as a place to collect images we find interesting. Printable art is a great way to have fun with art walls; no two people will arrange the same art in the same way. What you do with your art is uniquely you.

I hope you enjoy this wall art as much as I enjoyed creating it!

See modern abstract and minimal art in my sister shop:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Apartment37

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Last updated on Dec 18, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Non-Commercial Use License

These art files are for personal use only. When you purchase art files from Chaos & Wonder Design you may use them to print art for yourself, multiple copies to give as gifts and even post low resolution versions of the images to your website, blog or social media.

All copyrights are retained by Chaos & Wonder Design. These files cannot be uploaded to free or paid online stock image or graphics types of websites and they are not for commercial use in physical or digital form.

Please message me if you have any questions. Thank you!

Opening Your Zip File

To open a zipped file on a Mac, double-click on the zip file and an unzipped file containing images and documents should appear.
In rare cases where double-clicking the zipped file does not open the file, hold down the Control key and click on the zipped file. Click “Open with” and choose the “archive utility.” If this doesn’t work, try Unarchiver or Stuffit Expander (Mac).

PC, also double-click the zip file. If you have Windows and double-clicking does not work, follow these Windows XP instructions:
For Windows XP, drag the zip file to your desktop and right-on the file. Click “extract all” and choose where you want to save the file (destination). For Windows 2000 or earlier, you'll need a program like WinZip or Stuffit Expander.

DIY Printing

Photo printers or high quality color printers work best. However, I tested prints on a variety of consumer document printers and found one of the inexpensive printers did a decent job and a higher priced document printer did not. Some home document printers will print vertical lines on your image or more subtle squares or rectangles (and there is nothing you can do about it other than try a different printer). These vertical lines and squares are not part of the original images, so please test print on lower quality paper first.

Printing Tips I

Always check the image in print preview and it’s also a good idea to test print a fast draft in black and white to make sure there are no margin settings that might be off.

Make sure none of the printer ink - color or black - is low.

IMPORTANT TIP: In Print Setup, make sure “print actual size” or “print at 100%” are checked and “fit to page” is unchecked.

Printing Tips II

SET PAPER SIZE - If your printer prints a variety of paper sizes, make sure you set it up for your desired paper size.

In most cases, you will print on 8.5” x 11” paper and use a ruler and craft knife to trim the picture to size. An image file with trim guidelines (a thin gray line around the image) will be included for images with white borders and images with floating shapes, like a circular image, or on a white background. Images without borders or a white background should be trimmed to the edge of the printed image.

If you have and 8” x 10” (inch) image and have 8” x 10” photo or fine art paper (not the norm), you will also need to go to page setup (or it will be called something similar) and set the paper or document size.

Printing Tips III

SET IMAGE SIZE - Even though your paper is 8 .5” X 11” on many printers you will still need to select the image size from given options. If the image is 8” X 10” and you wish to print larger or smaller, choose an option within the appropriate aspect ratio (aspect ratios are in the image titles and explained further down in the facts). Please note that image quality can be compromised if blown up too big, so preview the image in the larger size first.

Printing Tips IV

IMPORTANT TIP: Under Print Setup or Printer Properties, change the paper type in the drop down menu to match (or closely match) the paper you are using and change the print quality settings to the highest quality available.

If the paper type is not reset, you could have paper feed problems. If print quality is not reset to the highest quality, you will not be printing the best version of the image.

Paper

Heavyweight matte photo paper, fine art paper, ultra premium presentation paper (matte) or a good quality heavy white premium card stock is recommended. Glossy papers and glossy or lightweight photo papers (the kind used for snapshots) are not recommended.

Some very heavyweight papers will not work in home printers.

Ultra Premium Matte Paper from Epson works well for me (though what I tried was a bit creamy, not bright white) as well as the Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper Textured Matte, again not a bright white, both purchased on Amazon. I haven’t tried it, but many people like the heavyweight matte photo paper from Staples.

Sending Your Art Out to be Printed

Take your image file to a local printer (not a photo lab) or use an online printing service. Photo labs like the ones at grocery, discount or drugstores are not recommended as the quality of the image and colors are likely to come out badly.

Google “art printing services” in your area to find local printers, or Google, “printing services” and call local printers and ask if they can print digital art on quality matte paper.
You can also Google “online printers art photos posters.” A few recent results – PosterJack (fine art prints), Snapfish and Shutterfly. Choose a heavyweight matte white paper (sometimes it will be called fine art paper) and always check online for discount codes.

Remember, glossy papers are not recommended.

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