The World’s Smallest Post Office is coming to Los Altos!

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In honor of the new exhibit “It’s a Small World”, artist Lea Redmond of Leaf Cutter Designs will be bringing her World’s Smallest Post Office to the Los Altos History Museum on Saturday, December 12 from noon-4pm. Letters and cards are available at $8 each, 1000 characters max. Stop by and check it out!

How to apply sealing wax

How to do sealing wax, originally uploaded by suburbanpenpal.

I’m obviously obsessed with sealing wax right now as evident by my last couple of posts. I got some new colors at Castle in the Air in Berkeley this past weekend and I picked up this. The glue gun method is probably the best if you’re doing large volume or are a beginner, but I prefer this method since I can never stick to just one color. The only downside to doing it this way is that it requires patience!

Repurposed button envelopes

 

Repurposed button envelopes, originally uploaded by suburbanpenpal.

I have all these old button envelopes lying around and I had no idea what to do with them. Turns out they make excellent gift tag envelopes. Now I just have to make the gift tags that go in them.

Adventures in Sealing Wax Part II

There’s just too much for one post! Here are a couple things I’d like to try. Highlighting ink:

Jones Diwa

From Jones Diwa

lucifer dragon

From Lucifer Dragon

Seal Gilding Paste:

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From Journo Jen , all images via Waxing about Wax

More ideas from flickr:

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From Zusty

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From Donnell C.

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From World of Oddy

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From Daily Poetics

For those of you who live in the Bay Area, check out Castle in the Air on fourth street in Berkeley. Aside from being just plain awesome, it’s also where I get all of my sealing wax and seals.

Adventures in Sealing Wax Part I

I find inspiration in the oddest places. For example, I got this lovely little note from the folks behind Gocco*Boom in the 2009 paper swap:

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So adorable! I’ve been sealing my letters for years, but I’d never thought of doing it this way. After some googling, I have discovered many new lovely things. Take it away flickr:

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From Donovan Beeson

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From Brass Paper Clip

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From Wiki Li

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From Meaghan Thomas

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From My DIY Wedding Day

If you’re looking for more info on sealing wax or would like to start doing your own, check out Letter Seals for supplies and their blog Waxing about Wax for ideas.