and watching it fly across the room and landing on the window or a wall or the light fixture.... you get the idea.
This is what I came up with instead.
I folded the pieces in the middle under.
This strengthens the tape a little more (as if Gorilla Tape needs strengthening) and gives me more room to get my brush into the paint can.
I've done this quite a few times now during the past two weeks of painting and it has worked well! If I'm careful, I can use it a few times before I have to throw away the tape.