Mother Necessity Saga

I started to add hole punches to my coloring, which included, trial, error, invention, and insights.

  1. My foam brush would paint too wide a swath of Mod Podge for how I want to add hole punches.
  2. Maybe I should lay the Mod Podge with a cotton swab instead.
  3. Laying Mod Podge with a  cotton swab was messy and made my coloring bleed.
  4. Maybe I should put a daub of Mod Podge on a cotton swab and swipe hole punches over it before affixing them to the paper.
  5. Daubing hole punches on a glop of Mod Podge on a cotton swab was messy and sticky.  Very messy and sticky.
  6. If only I had a sponge moistened with Mod Podge and water that I could rub my hole punches across before affixing them to the paper.
  7. Began assembling sponge and vessel to hold Mod Podge and water.
  8. Decided a Mod Podge roller would work better.
  9. Immediately thought of my glass roller ball containers that I use for oils and other applications.
  10. Didn’t want to use my glass roller ball containers.
  11. Realized I had a bunch of glass roller ball containers and needed to use them for something.
  12. Decided a Mod Podge roller was a good use for a glass roller ball container.
  13. Considered pouring Mod Podge directly into glass roller ball container.
  14. Made several false attempts at pouring Mod Podge into glass roller ball container, realizing each time that it would be a huge mess.
  15. If only I had a pipette to dispense Mod Podge into glass roller ball container.
  16. Why, yes, yes I do have a pipette to dispense Mod Podge into glass roller ball container, but it is my last pipette, and it’s a really long one.  I don’t want to ruin my last pipette by clogging it with Mod Podge.
  17. Decided to ruin last pipette by using it to dispense Mod Podge into glass roller ball container.
  18. Dispensing Modge Podge into glass roller ball container with long, last, plastic pipette wasn’t as efficient as I thought it would be, but it wasn’t messy.
  19. Mixed 1-part Mod Podge with 2-parts water in glass roller ball container.  I wanted the mixture to be watery, so it would actually roll on the roller ball.
  20. I now have a pipette dedicated to Mod Podge.
  21. I vigorously shook glass roller ball container, so that what came out was actually sticky.
  22. I realized the necessity of shaking glass roller ball after many hole punches didn’t adhere to the paper.
  23. Laying watered down Mod Podge directly on the paper made colors bleed.
  24. I dragged individual hole punches across the roller ball, but they never picked up enough adhesive to stick to the paper.
  25. If only there were another way.
  26. I rolled the roller ball, repeatedly, on my index finger and laid down the adhesive on the paper.
  27. Succes!
  28. Oops, not really.
  29. Laying the Mod Podge mixture with my finger yielded precision and adhesion, but it left almost no time before the mixture dried.  I couldn’t place hole punches fast enough.
  30. I rolled the roller ball, repeatedly, on my index finger, dipped hole punches into the mixture, and placed them on the paper.
  31. Success!
  32. Sort of.
  33. This process yielded precision and adhesion but not time for placement adjustment.  Where the hole punch landed was where the hole punch stayed.

And that’s my bit of creativity for today.

 

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