How to Make Beautiful Victorian Plaster Ceiling Models

How to Make Beautiful Victorian Plaster Ceiling Models

Plaster ceiling designs are some of the most beautiful elements of classic Victorian home decor. By using some plastic or metal molds and some Paris plaster, you can replicate some of these designs ceilings in your own house. Put your traditional dining corner in an elegant dining room or your regular foyer in the hall of a large entrance in just a few easy steps.

What You Need to Make Victorian Plaster?


  • Gypsum Molds
  • Plastic tub or bucket
  • Water
  • Plaster
  • Metal spoon
  • Cooking oil
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic or Watercolor paint
  • Mat Acrylic Sealants

Step to Make Victorian Plaster Ceiling


  1. Buy the plaster mold you want to use. Frames come in various shapes and sizes and can be found in craft stores or purchased at online stores. The frame you choose does not even need gypsies prints, the concrete mold - the candy also works well.
  2. Make the design you apply to your ceiling by organizing the plaster molds in different patterns. Be creative with round medallions, flower shapes, and decorative edges. Draw out a sketch of the final product so that you know how many castings you need from each mold.
  3. Mix your Paris plaster with the instructions on the packaging. Fill a plastic bowl or bucket with water and sprinkle the gypsum of Paris over the surface of the water, sip it through your fingers until the entire surface is covered. Allow the powder to sit for 2 minutes then stir the mixture of the soil with a metal spoon.
  4. Mix the gypsum of Paris slowly and evenly until it starts to thicken. Once the patch reaches the consistency of full milk, it is ready for use.
  5. Coat the inside of your piece of a mold with cooking oil to stick to the patch. Pour the gypsum from Paris into the mold, fill everything up to the top.
  6. Adjust the pattern to the side until dry. This can take from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the fungus. After 30 minutes, gently touch your finger on the plaster. If it feels hot or if your fingers leave an impression, the plaster is not fully regulated.
  7. Push the plaster castings out of the molds by turning the molds upside down over your hand and gently squeeze the cast out of the mold from the back and in the open hand. Put the plaster pieces in a warm and sunny environment or near a radiator for 24 hours.
  8. Transfer your signed transfer design to the ceiling with a pencil. Use a tape measure or a ruler and mark the correct position for each plaster mold.
  9. Paint your plaster mold, if desired, with acrylic paint for bright colors or watercolor paint for subtle colors. Set the color for several hours until it is dry to the touch. Apply a clear matte clear sealer layer to protect the mold from moisture. Allow the sealant to dry overnight.
  10. Attach the plaster castings to the ceiling by spreading a 1/4 inch common seal on the back of each piece with a well-knife blade. The templates in the upper limit at the desired location are pressed for 30 to 60 seconds. Fill any gaps around the mold with joint fabric to create a cohesive look. Sweep away excess starting temperature compounded with a damp sponge.
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Tips & Warnings

Be creative with your ceiling design. Decorative edges line drawer ceilings or circular molds use hanging lamps. Regardless of the design you want but avoid adding too many plaster molds or your ceiling can end up looking tasteless instead of elegant use
Wearing latex or plastic gloves when mixing Paris gypsum to prevent sensitive skin irritation, and wearing a face mask. Avoid inhalation of the powder.

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