DIY: How to Create a Raised Embossed Venetian Plaster Finish on Walls or Furniture - using joint compound and a stencil. This is an easy and inexpensive project that adds so much interest to a project! Via Craftberrybush
Installing tongue-and-groove (aka T&G) boards is a fast, inexpensive way to panel any ceiling or wall. You can install T&G over bare framing, drywall or plaster, so it's a great cover-up for an ugly ceiling.
Plaster - 3 Manual Mixing - using a spoon or wood trowel, mix from the bottom using a side to side motion. Circular motion will cause bubbles. The mixing container should be solidly tapped or even dropped on the floor several times to help air bubbles rise to the top.