Pair of Angels Table Top

I used the reverse method to obtain a smooth surface.  The first attempt was relegated to the bin.  I have done this technique in the past and now remember why I haven't used it lately. It can be a bit of a challenge to apply the mastic in an even coat.  I used a baker's knife to spread icing.  But even with back buttering, the mastic came thru the spaces between the tesserae.  Bigger pieces are better with this technique.  Patience and a light touch also help.