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Reverse method

Also called the Indirect Method. It is a technique involving sticking mosaic tesserae to a temporary surface and then transferring them all together to the mosaic site. A typical method would be to first stick tesserae face down to brown paper with a soluble glue (such as wallpaper paste). The paper can then be reversed and pressed into an adhesive. When set, the paper can be sponged off to reveal the faces of the tesserae.

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additive -- adhesive -- admixture -- aggregate -- andamento -- armature -- background -- backing -- bozzetto -- byzantine -- cartoon -- cement -- ceramic -- ceramic tiles -- concrete -- cosmati -- crazing -- curing -- direct method -- efflorescence -- emblema -- encaustic tiles -- epoxy -- florentine mosaic -- geometric pavement -- glaze -- gothic revival -- graffito -- greek key -- grid technique -- grout -- grout file -- grout sealer -- guilloche -- herringbone -- hypocaust -- indirect method -- inlay -- intarsia -- interstice -- joint -- memento mori -- meta mosaic -- micromosaic -- monogram -- mortar -- opus -- opus musivum -- opus paladanium -- opus regulatum -- opus sectile -- opus tessellatum -- opus vermiculatum -- pelta -- peppering -- picassiette -- pietre dure -- pique assiette -- pseudo mosaic tiles -- PVA glue -- reverse method -- sgraffito -- silicone sealant -- smalti -- squeegee -- substrate -- terracotta -- terrazzo -- tessellate -- tessera -- tesserae -- tile cutter -- tile nippers -- trompe l'oeil -- vitreous glass tiles -- zillij --

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