What The Bleep Am I Doing?! A Rebel’s Mini Guide To: Creating Scales From Soda Tabs

Hey everyone, Welcome to a new version of What the Bleep Am I Doing?! Rebel’s Mini Guide To… Yep, you guys read right…Mini! I thought of this when I was working on a new project recently. It was a small thing, but I wanted to show y’all but…it would have been too short to cover in a regular article. So thus, Rebel’s Mini-Guide To was born! Well, enough leaving you guys in suspense this article will be covering how to turn regular soda tabs into cool-looking scales! So let’s get to it, shall we?

Okay, so you can do this one of two ways I’ve figured out. The first is taking the soda tabs and a jar of paint and immersing it fully into the jar of paint. Make sure you have a pair of pliers or something long to hang onto the soda tabs when you dunk them because immersing the tabs full of paint with just your figures is annoyingly messy. Even if you have gloves. Just trust me on this one, guys.

Then after you immerse it in the paint, make sure you put it on some kind of grate to dry—with something under it to catch the extra paint drippings of course. I suggest using a grate because if you just use something like tin foil or cardboard, the tabs will stick when you go to pull them off.  Plus, the side that was stuck to the material won’t dry properly, making it more difficult to have it painted completely. This is why I suggest using the grate.

The second way you can paint the soda tabs is once again to put them on a grate but instead of dunking the tabs, use a sponge and lightly pat them with paint. Ensure to hold on to the tabs slightly so they don’t fall off or attach themselves to the sponge.

After they’re painted just seal them with some primer and voila! You now have some pretty awesome scales! I chose to put some shiny mod podge. But, that was my opinion.

Well, I hope this info was helpful to you guys! I love providing new tips to different things I find out. Even if is just small things. What did you guys think? I’d love to hear your thoughts! And if you try it out for yourselves feel free to show me your results! I’d love to see ‘em!

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Until next time…

Rebel Fae out!

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