Necessity invents a palette

A couple of weeks ago, as I was setting up to demonstrate at VTE, I realized I didn’t have anywhere for my puddle of glue. I normally use an old CD for this purpose, and for years AOL provided me with an almost monthly supply.

I still have a lifetime of CDs ready to receive globs of paint or glue, but they may never get pressed into service. Digging around in my box at VTE, I found I’d brought some packing tape; I laid a couple of pieces of it onto a piece of paper, and that served as a handy palette.

Now I’ve discovered that I can put that palette on the corner of my cutting mat, and it stays right there, rather than wandering under my wrist or elbow, or otherwise becoming a nuisance. The packing tape turns out to be superior to the reused CD.

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