I let the first wrapping dry completely.
I then started the second wrapping at a different point so that the ball was completely covered with no obvious starting places. I still used mod podge. I may end up with some hard lumps but I don't think so because the mod podge is under the yarn. I don't think I'll have problems unless I make really deep stitches.
The next stage is wrapping background thread. I will do that today. I haven't done any magick yet because this is a learning process for me, but I think the beginning stage would be excellent for mapping a path, setting events in motion, beginning journeys, or building strong foundations. I wrapped in a clockwise direction. I would consider directions more carefully depending on the type of spell I chose. I would probably also consider numerology. There's no reason to stop at 2 wrappings. I could have made 3 or 4.
Tomorrow's post will be about wrapping the background and measuring for stitch placement.