This single mold can be cast over and over with plaster of paris to create these gorgeous panels.
They can either be used alone to create a wall hanging or attached to a craft project, or you can cast man of them and use them repeated on a wall, ceiling or back splash to create the most dramatic area you could ever dream of!
Once dry, the pieces are attached by simply spreading joint compound over the back of the piece then holding it to the ceiling or wall for 60 seconds. Joint compound is the perfect adhesive since it not only holds the piece in place perfectly, if you ever choose, you can actually remove the pieces at some point in the future. But to be honest? Who would want to!
I did some pretty intense plaster work in my home in Idaho. When the home was appraised for the sale, the appraiser actually added an additional $20,000.00 to the value of the home because (as he said): “What you have done is to add custom, permanent plaster ornamentation to this home”. The hair on my arms stood straight up from my delight!
Now, imagine the value that Rob has added to his home with this expensive looking ceiling design?
Casting plaster is super easy. Just follow the instructions on the bag of plaster of paris for mixing the plaster. And it’s inexpensive! For as little as 50 cents per cast piece, your medallion will cost very little.
What do you use as the glue to hold them to the ceiling? That’s the best part! Simply spreading a layer of joint compound on to the back of the dried plaster piece, then holding it in place (on the wall or ceiling) for 60 seconds is all it takes to make the piece adhere beautifully!
I did a plaster frame around my chandelier and it survived a Seattle earthquake without even a tiny crack!