How to make a ceiling rose

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20 Minutes
How to make a ceiling rose,
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How to make this ceiling rose
Using a gloved hand , the casting plaster is mixed in a bowl of clean cold water
Once mixed to a creamy consistency the plaster is poured into the centre of a clean flood mould , making sure that all the mould is covered. This is called the firstings.
The flood mould is carefully vibrated to remove any air pockets and to make sure that all the enrichments are fully covered
Canvas Hessian is now laid onto the cast; this will provide reinforcement and give the plaster cast strength
Once it is poured, it can be ruled off to produce a flat and true surface that can be fixed to a ceiling once set and dried
When the plaster cast is finished it is then left until it has set and all the heat given off has died away.
The flood mould is now turned over and removed from the plaster cast
Clean the flood mould ready for making another cast
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  • McCall Hazelson McCall Hazelson on Jan 20, 2016
    A ceiling rose is a fantastic accent piece, that really really serve as a talking point in any room. My husband and I are thinking about putting one on our dining room ceiling but I can't seem to figure which on is best. I was looking on to see some samples of what I was looking for, but still can't find one that's right.
    • Grandmasue10 Grandmasue10 on Jul 18, 2016
      I know how that is. Just dive in. No one else knows which ones you passed up and I'm sure you have a few favs. Toss a coin. While it is in the air, which one are you secretly wishing in your heart will win?
  • Jessie Harrison Jessie Harrison on Aug 19, 2016
    This is really unique. Not a lot of people put decor on their ceilings anymore. This looks like it's made of porcelain. That's a compliment to whoever made this! Plaster is not an easy thing to make a mold with. I'm really amazed to see that it only takes twenty minutes.​...