If you have a binding machine, chances are good you also have little leftover bits of spiral binding from projects past. It's time to put them to good use -- Along with your paper scraps. (You DO save your paper scraps, right? Waste not, want not! I keep several bins and sort them by size and color. They come in handy for lots of projects!)
Thanks for getting outdoors! Your safety is in your own hands, so please don't venture out unprepared! Know your limits and plan ahead -- and don't put yourself in a dangerous situation to find Any letterbox!
The Scrap Room assumes no liability for injury or damage incurred on any letterbox outing. Please be safe out there -- and if you don't know an area, be sure to do a little research before heading out on your journey!
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For best results, use only acid and lignin free paper and supplies. This will help preserve your book, making it last longer. This is especially important for letterboxing books since they will be up against tougher elements, pass through lots of hands, and probably hold a variety of inks -- some of which may not be acid free. So be sure to use high quality products when constructing your books to ensure their longevity.
Follow the instructions for your binding machine to punch and assemble the books. Add a personal touch by decorating the covers in the same theme as your letterbox or other project.
Up for a bigger challenge? Our Stamp-in-a-Book video tutorial will teach you how to add a hidden compartment in your book to conceal your stamp! This concept is great for both personal journals (you'll always have your signature stamp right at hand when you pull out your book to record your finds) as we all logbooks for letterboxes placed out in the field.
Keep scrolling to the bottom of this page for more pictures of miniature archival art journals that we've made and use them as inspiration to make your own!
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