This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
The linen or calico is first stretched by tacking it tightly on a frame or board. It is then thoroughly coated with strong size, and left until nearly dry. The sheet of paper to be mounted requires to bo well covered with paste; this will be best if done twice, leaving the first coat about 10 minutes to soak into the paper. After applying the second coat, place the paper on the linen, and dab it all over with a clean cloth. Cut off when thoroughly dry.