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Quote and Note Tote

By Linda Peterson for AMACO

Create the Quote and Note Tote for a perfect gift in 7 easy-to-follow steps.


  • American Art Clay Co., Inc., Metallic Gold FIMO® Soft Polymer Clay
  • Ebony Rub ’n Buff® 1/16" WireForm® Armature Wire
  • Purple Fun Wire™ Black WireForm® Metal Mesh
  • Designer Push Mold - Moon
  • Small Wedge purse - Judy's Stone House Designs
  • Lumiere paint in colors of choice - Jacquard Products
  • Alphabet Rubber stamps - Plaid
  • Travel Abroad & Art Soul Rubber Stamps -
  • Hampton Art Stamp
  • Adornaments fibers in colors of choice - EK Success
  • Bottle Caps, Transparency Words & Photo mounts - Design Originals
  • Tiny Glass Marbles - Autumn - Halcraft Inc
  • Crafters Pick - The Ultimate Glue & Decoupage Gel - API Inc.
  • Sponge Applicator Brushes - Loew Cornell
  • Brown lunch sacks


  1. Remove handle of purse. Tear paper sacks into pieces and decoupage to outside of purse. Allow to dry. Randomly dab Lumiere metallic paint to entire purse. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut a 3" piece of Fun Wire™. Punch two holes in bottle cap. Thread wire through holes.
  3. Flatten half package Gold FIMO® Soft to approximately 1/8". Stamp on designs. Tear to an irregular shape. Dust baby powder into moon mold. Press a 1" round ball of Gold FIMO® Soft into face. Remove. Place into bottle cap. Bake at 265°F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool. Rub with Rub ’n Buff® to highlight stamped design. Apply glue to face and sprinkle on tiny glass marbles.
  4. Cut two pieces of WireForm® Armature Wire, 8 inches and 4 inches in length. Loop and swirl as desired. Hammer flat.
  5. Dab Lumiere paint to photo mount. Add word. Apply glue to mount on corners. Add tiny glass marbles. Allow to dry.
  6. Collage together as shown in photo.
  7. Remove beads from purse handle. Wrap Fun Wire™ around handle using loops and swirls. Twist bottle cap wires around small armature wire embellishment. Add fibers. Twist around top of handle. Screw handle back into purse.
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