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Wine Tasting Art Journal for Wine Beginners

teacher avatar Daniela Mellen, Artist & Author

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Lessons in This Class

13 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Class Intro

    • 2. Wine Tasting Strategies

    • 3. Class Downloads

    • 4. Class Supplies

    • 5. Folding the Pages

    • 6. Page Idea #1: Flavors Cheat Sheet

    • 7. Page Idea #2: The Tasting Cards

    • 8. Page Idea #3 Coloring Page

    • 9. Page Idea #4: Tuck In

    • 10. Page Idea #5: Tag

    • 11. Additional Page Idea

    • 12. Class Wrap Up

    • 13. Bonus Class

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About This Class

Do you feel overwhelmed and confused at the many bottles of wine on store shelves, but have an interest in knowing which ones to choose? Would you like to enjoy a glass of wine be able to look at a menu and know which one may appeal to you?

Today’s class, Wine Tasting Journal Page Ideas is designed to tiptoe into the vast world of wines, starting with the basics of red, white, and blush wines and then encouraging you to slowly branch out into wine varieties. And, we will combine newfound knowledge with artwork to keep a wine tasting journal. The journal will document the wine we taste, the flavors we detect, and the favorites that we enjoy.

Today’s class combines learning about wine with adding our thoughts and images to paper and store them into a tasting journal.

Class lessons demonstrate using a 6x8” binder format, but the techniques can be used in any journal. Included are many class downloads, including Tasting Cards, What Do I Taste in My Wine?, Wine Images, a Wine Journal Coloring Page, and Page Downloads to create pocket pages. Class lessons include multiple Page Ideas, as well as a Bonus Class for removing wine labels from bottles.

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Daniela Mellen

Artist & Author


I'm an artist and author living in coastal Florida and surrounded by plants, animals, marine life, and the warm sun - all things that inspire me.

I am drawn to creating things and love to get lost in projects. Each day is a opportunity to learn something new, build on existing skills, and branch out to new ones. I was formally trained as a educator which is my passion and incorporating art into teaching makes my life complete.

I upload art classes every Friday, here on Skillshare. You'll see handmade books, memory keeping, watercolor, acrylic paint, unique art supplies, and photography composition. Thanks for joining me and I look forward to seeing your work.

Check out my blog for additional info on my website or my YouTube Channel for additional c... See full profile

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1. Class Intro: studies show that the more in depth it involved that we could describe wine flavors, the better it tastes. I'm not sure I'll ever become a wine kind of sore, but the idea of learning more about wine appeals to me. And the way I learned best is by keeping a journal to record my new vocabulary experiences and ideas. Hello, I'm Daniella Melon and author and artist. Thanks for joining me for today's class wine tasting journal pages. Today's class is an exercise in art journaling as well as an introduction into wine tasting . I'll show simple techniques toe at a wine tasting vocabulary to your journal, as well as imagery and ephemera to journal pages will record our opinions of the wine lee taste on our own timetable in our homes or at bars and restaurants, I've included tasting cards that you can download, print out and fill in the blanks. With each wine you taste, you can record your opinion of its aroma, finish and flavors. You can record your thoughts as well as give it an overall rating. I've included a what do I taste worksheet that you can add to your journal to help you identify the flavors in your glass of wine. Now, if you're unsure of what wind toe order or by I've included a download on wine tasting and learning strategies that includes a list of nine typical varieties of wine that you can add to your to taste list. This will help you gain the experience of tasting what wine connoisseurs called dry, full bodied or fruity. From there, you can find the varieties that appeal to you most. You can then branch out and try other wines from that category. Now back to the journal Aspect in class, I'll show five journal page ideas that you can use to fit in whatever size journal you choose. I'll demonstrate lessons for customizing six by eight Binder Journal but the techniques can be used in any journal. Thanks for joining me. Now let's get started making our wine tasting journal 2. Wine Tasting Strategies: to start on her wine journey. I suggest you take it and you break it down into the basics, and that would be red, white and rose. A wine there, three basic types of wine, and we know there are others their champagnes, sparkling wines, dessert, wine, ice wine. But for the most part, to start with, this is a good basis. I've broken it down to three types of wine, and then I don't just a quick little study on each. All are made from grapes. The question that makes it so pink and colorful is the great skin, and the great skin releases tannins, which make it very fermented. And, um, it can turn it bitter. So red wine has a lot of tannins, and so it served at room temperature. White wine can be served cold, and a lot of people like it colder. Chris, I have friends who like it with ice rose. A wine has a little bit of tannins in it, not as much as the red, and it's not nearly as acidic as the white. I've made this little cici for you here on some learning strategies and how you can get accustomed to the different types of wine. There's just a quick review of what red and white wine or blush wines are. There's some wine descriptors. There's the flavors that you can look for when you take your sips of wine toe, learn your tastes. And then I have a strategy to get you really well versed in wine. And this is not an overnight strategy. This is a course of through your life. A lot of what has to do with Wyness memorization, but it's also familiarity with it. I find that I become very well versed with things when my senses react to them. So it's not just a matter of reading about it and then memorizing it. It's experiencing it, going through the motions and tasting it. So what? I suggest doing, taking a look at this list of different types of wine and taking time to plan and maybe buy a bottle of one of these a month or a week and taste it and you can start up top with the Moscato. I find the Moscato. It's a white wine. It's very sweet, fruity. It's kind of like the soft drink of wines. It was a great spot for me to start because I wasn't a wine connoisseur. I didn't have the appreciation for the different flavors of wine. And to be honest, I don't necessarily have it now. But I do know that when I started with Moscato, I really enjoyed it. It was delicious. It was sweet and wasn't that foreign to me because it really isn't that far from a soft drink. But it was refreshing and nice as I continued with that. And that was the type of wine I tended to gravitate to because it was familiar to me. It became a little too sweet. So then I moved on. From there, there's Riesling and sauvignon blanc, chardonnay and pinot Grigio. And I would suggest going through them and seeing if one of those winds that you taste speaks to you. Now each vineyard is gonna have its own variety of that wine. It's gonna all be a little different. The soil, the plants, their formulas and what not. And so there might be something within that wine that you like, but maybe is a little off. So try another vineyard. See how you like that wine you can find. Fantastic wines for under 10 to $15 you can find fantastic wines for under $10. Just takes a little more effort. Don't hesitate to ask for help when you're at the liquor store or even the grocery store. Sometimes the people will be very well versed in your wine, but just basically start out with. And I would suggest choosing a variety and then doing a dive in there. So I'll try when I try the Moscato. I tried one variety of Moscato, a standard supermarket brand. I enjoyed it, and then the next time I went back for another bottle, I chose a different brand and so on. If you go through a few bottles and you realize, well, well, one brand is too sweet or one variety is too sweet or one variety is too dry, you'll kind of figure out which type of white, if you like whites, you'll gravitate to and the same thing with the reds. And so if you know that you pretend you prefer merlots over cabernets, then do a deep dive into the merlots and try a number of varieties and brands and stick within your price range. There's nothing wrong with enjoying an $8 bottle of wine. And every now and again, if you want to splurge and get a more expensive bottle for a holiday or special occasion, do it and enjoy it and be sure to record it in your journal. 3. Class Downloads: the wine tasting journal class comes with a number of downloads, and I just wanted to review them fairly quickly. So the first batch is what I call the pages. And these air full 8.5 by 11 images of various copyright free artwork, photographs, illustrations and labels and all pertains toe wine. So you just print the page out onto either paper or cards card stock, and it's a full single cited image. You can paint it dumped. You could print it double sided if you want on your computer. I like to print it single sided on paper, and then I will either adhere the paper to each other or fold it now because I'm using a existing journal that I have with a binder. Um, my journal will be six by eight. And so if I fold this paper in half and do a little trimming, it's the perfect size. But as you can see here, these images are very plain and yet leaned according to the wine for our wine tasting journal. Some might appeal to you. Others might not. Some might appeal to you where you can cut them out and use the images from them as well, and this is quite intriguing. They're all very subdued colors so that they make a nice background image. They don't distract from the images that you're either gonna add with your writing or your art. So those are the pages we had. This which is just journal images that I thought you could use, either cutting them out and collage ing them or tracing them. And they also come with some, uh, labels, some wine labels as well, which I find to be very helpful in my work. When I'm making tags or illustrations, I included the coloring page that I made right here with wine and wine puns, and these are just simple images you can color out again. These can be cut out and used in your collage. And then I made a smaller version for a single side that you could fit in your journal. There's some tasting cards, and this is the probably the most important part for me and the part where do the most learning and these air little tasting cards. You can put them out on your standard copy paper or card stock, and here I just have some stone colored card stock, and I cut the paper in half the download. So each side gives you a list of attributes of the wine that you're going to be tasting, and you can use any wine that you try. It does not have to be a vintage year or a hard to find bottle. It could be simply grocery store wine, and you include the name the variety of grape in all this information you choose if it's white rose, a red as bubbles aroma, the flavor, the finish. And I do this for each bottle that I try that I want to record now, not every bottle do I really want to go through the effort of recording it. But on the ones that I dio, I find this tasting card to be very beneficial. And then, if you're not really sure what to write about your wine, because I think there's a whole language of that. I've included this little cheat cheat. What do you taste in your wine? And the first thing is, do you detect sweetness or dryness and dryness, I've learned, is another way that they say where it's not sweet, and it actually makes your mouth almost feel dry. And then there are all these different attributes that you might taste in your wine and what's kind of fun to take a moment and see what you detect in your when you sip your wine , do you? Detective, It's something sweet. Is it candy or floral or fruity? Is it spicy or nutty? Do you detect like soil, taste or savory? So this is kind of very interesting to me. And I had this little cheat cheat here, which will help you to pick out the flavors, like If you perhaps can almost taste it, it might be on this list. 4. Class Supplies: now I'm using this six by eight journal. It's only because I had this and I want to use what I have, but you don't need to have a binder or anything to put it in. You can just fold the pages to make your binder, but if you have it, this class is geared toward using a six by eight. And then I'll just punch holes according to where my binder rings are If I don't have the binder and I don't want to use a binder, if you have these little book rings that you confined places that have office supplies, even some dollar stores have, um, and then what I do is I take the pages that I want and I create it with just a hole, and I put a binder ring through it, and then I have all my tasting cards gathered together and ready to go. You can also do this with any of the pages from the book, and so this might be another alternative. And then, lastly, I took an empty book that I wasn't using, removed the pages, the text block, and then I printed my pages out, adhere them to one another folded in half and just put them in here with an elastic. So that's another option in class today. We're going to use the binder method, but I thought I introduced you to some other methods that you might find to be helpful to keep your binder and your journal all things together. Now we'll use some other supplies for class for our journaling and to really personalize our journal, these air totally optional. And just use what you have and what you like. So if you like to use acrylic paints or you like colored pencils, perhaps you like markers. Use whatever tools and media that you have. I've using some decorative tape as well. In my journal, I have some quick drying glue, some masking tape, double sided tape in a paint brush for my paints, a pencil, an eraser, a little ruler. I have a pair of scissors are marking pen so I can journal in my handwriting and a hole punch to make this all work. Also, I've been gathering some supplies by taking some wine bottles, the labels, the ones that I can preserve, not all can be removed, and I use these as well. I'll give you a bonus class and different suggestions on how to obtain the line label, different methods that might appeal to you and may work or may not in the next chapter will get started folding our pages. 5. Folding the Pages: now you could just make simple pages by folding them in half and then punching them on one side. And then you have all your double sided pages for your six by eight journal. I like to cut some six by eight sheets of card stock and put them in my journal amongst my pages as well. But for that downloads, what I like to do is fold them so that I get different types of pockets. So I'll take any page and I like to have the printed side up and I'm gonna fold it just in half. So my printed side stays up just like this. And so the first thing that I'll dio is I'll have my seen on the left hand side here, my fold, and then I'll just use my ruler and I'll mark where I want the pocket to be. And so I'm gonna just choose four inches up and I'll make my mark, and then I'm gonna take a straight edge and cut straight across here on the four inch mark . So I'll put my paper rating my paper cutter. And on 1/2 of my page, I'm gonna cut right from the center scene right to the edge. And then to make my pocket, I'm gonna attach the top page the top half. And I'm just gonna use, um, quickly dry glue you can use double sided tape is well or glue stick. So I'm just gonna put the glue on the end and then set down my paper. So then I have my top completely adhered. I could even go in here and put a little glue on the bottom and then to make my pocket. I'm just gonna put my glue on my outside piece here and my bottom just like this. Fold it over and then reinforce that area where they have the glue down and then I have my pocket. Once this will dry after it's dried, I'll go, and I'll punch my holes on whatever side I want the pocket to be, whether it on the right side of the binding holes for the left side, and you can do this in any formation so that you get two different pages from it, depending on which side you punch your holes. So that's one method. Another method for making it pages that once again take a new page printed side up, and we're gonna fold it in half without creating any type of seem or crease. And then I'm just gonna move it to the side a little more. So I'm gonna just give it maybe an inch and 1/2 to 2 inches and then I'll make me crease Now for doing this. The reason I do this is that way. I have a pocket this way, a full page pocket. And what I like to do on that is go to that side on the short end of the page and I just fold in here just like if I was using fabric and then I'll put my glue down here and here on the inside. I also blew down this flap here, Just a little bit of glue. Put a little glue over here, and then I'll punch my holes on this side so that will fit in my binder. So that's the second paper. And again, you could do that by folding at the opposite way and make your punch marks here so you have a pocket on the other side. Another page idea with a pocket is to take your paper once again printed side up and just fold it in half again, Just like this. I'm gonna put a beat of glue on the top of the bottom so I enclose my page, but I'm leaving this side unglued. And then I'm gonna take a round hole punch and create just a notch on the side and I'll just eyeball it just like that. And that way I have a little spot that will open where I can slip papers in and I'll punch right here on the holes on the side there so we'll take our paper folded in half, just like we did before. And then we're gonna leave the opening at the top, so I'm going to put it be to glue along the bottom and up one side. And then again, I'll make my notch in the top, And this way I can add or remove tags or folded paper. So that's another page idea. And now, for our last page idea, I took two of our pages. I took one page, split it in half, and then on one edge, I trimmed 1/2 inch off. I tripped a full inch off of it. So it's just shy of half a page. And then I took my page and I'm going to fold it right in half here, right to the edge, maybe an inch or so fold just like this. And then I'll open my page and attach my piece here, Mike, cut piece right to the page just to reinforce it. And then I'll punch my holes on this side. And so when I open the page, I have a little more here. If you want, you could just attach glue this way to make a pocket here or just attach blue this way to make an overhead pocket. But I like this version as well, and lastly, you can always just take your pages, cut them in half, and then you could punch holes on the side and you have your assortment of pages for your journal. In the next chapter, we'll start assembling the journal and making personal touches 6. Page Idea #1: Flavors Cheat Sheet: So now I have my binder along with all the pages that we made. I punch them and I set them inside my binder From here. I punch some holes in the taste Dean cards, and I just set them in the binder along with a blank page. First thing I did was I took my print out my full page print out. What do you taste in your wine? Fold it in half and I'm just gonna attach that here to my page. In this way. I always have it at the ready inside my binder so that I can use it for reference for either words or when I fill out my tasting card. 7. Page Idea #2: The Tasting Cards: Now, when I fill out my tasting cards, I start with my blank page right here, and I like to print it out on the card stock. You could use paper as well, but I find card stock has a little more body to it, and then I just fill in accordingly. So I'll add the name of the wine, the variety of grape, the date tested and so on. And so I do this, and if I have a wine label that I've saved from my bottles, I'll attach it to that page as well. So here I have the page. I can fill this out, and then I could just take my label and because I just removed it from my bottled. I stuck it to a piece of wax paper, and it still has sticky film on it, and from here, I'll just set it down. Remove it from the sticky film, were removed, a sticky label from the wax paper, and I can either add more glue or in this case, I don't need to add more adhesive, and I'll just set it down. Now what? I like to do it really personalize the label aside from adding all my feelings and my preference is for the wine, including my overall rating is I like to come in here and something on the label will inspire me. In this case, it's very easy because it's kind of a beautiful label with the painted peach here. Or there is also the color scheme. So there's I can use different colors. I can draw on image of this barefoot. I can even try and draw the logo if I want. I think it's just very beautiful, but I think I'm just gonna drop peach so I'll take my pencil and I'll sketch it out. And now I can paint it with acrylic paint. Or I could go in there with markers or colored pencils, and I think I'll just go in there with colored pencils. I just make a rough sketch, just something that looks like the image I'm trying to sketch out here for me. I could go in there with my eraser and erase it, and it's just something that reminds me of the wine that I want to save either the memory or the fact that it really like the wine or that it was a gift. Any number of things like that from here. I'll go in with some colored pencils and I'll speed this along and finish up my work here. Just so you know how I fell out the end of my tasting card. Okay? And there we have our illustration. I'll put that inside my journal along with the others. 8. Page Idea #3 Coloring Page: So now I took the coloring page and I took the one that was side by side on the page. The smaller version and I'll use that. And when it's all complete, I will just tuck it inside one of these pockets where it fits here, just like this. So then I'll go in, color it and add it to my journal. Do you? - Thank you. - So there we have our peace and I'll just tuck it in my journal here. 9. Page Idea #4: Tuck In: So now I want to show how to make a pullout that will go right in here one of these pages. So I just took a piece of card stock and I cut it to six by eight, and then I cut it down further from that. So this is about four by 64 by 7.5 or so, and so I just double checked to make sure it would fit in my pocket, and then I'm gonna make my sketch. Now, I'm gonna take some of the ideas that we had here from our download from our images and our labels, and I could use any of these by cutting them out, or it can use them as inspiration and make a sketch. And so I think I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take this image here of the woman, and I'm gonna collage that on swell and hear that on later and I want to do is just a light little quick painting on the background. You can use colored pencils, and this is just to give you an idea of how you can use this information as some kind of inspiration for you. So What I think I'll do is I'll take this lady here and then I'll take this label as well. So those who might be my two collaged images that I'm gonna use in here, I might use some washi tape as well and some acrylic paint, so I'll start with my sketch. I'll speed this along because not so much about the process as it is about being inspired by the imagery you see and ways that you can use this because I have the woman here collecting grapes. I think I'll just do a quick grape painting in the background. So I'm just gonna sketch roughly where I want those those grapes to be. I'll cut out my images and audition them in the current spots, and then we'll go from there so roughly my piece will go here. Here, I'll add some washi tape and I'll have my painting in the background so I'll start that right now. Do you? No, don't know and there will take my piece and just loaded onto the page 10. Page Idea #5: Tag: for our last class. We're going to use a tag. So this will uncertain to any of the pockets because of the size, we're going to use one of the why labels from the downloads and then some of the other images will go back to using our cork. And I'm gonna use some washi tape. But I'm also gonna use, um, masking tape as well. And then I just have some acrylic paint, and I kind of just echoed some of the colors from here. Not very in depth or anything. So I'll start my procedure. You do. You okay? No. And there we have our tag, which we can just tuck into the pocket here of our journal. 11. Additional Page Idea: Another idea that's a great use of our journal is if you belong to one of those wine of the month clubs or if somebody perhaps gifts you a bottle of wine and you want to keep a section in your journal on gifts or on your wine of the month. So sometimes the wine of the months and some gifts come with these little booklets that tell you about the wine that they've delivered to you. And so in that section is where I'll keep my tasting cards based on that in particular of wine of the Month, and I'll just keep it tucked in here. So I have it all together, and I can refer back to it when I'm ready. 12. Class Wrap Up: So here I have my completed journal. Once again, it's in that eight by six book. I have my first page here, and that's where I included the little download of, um, what you taste in your wine, the different flavors. So that's always handy to keep that at the ready, Then I have some of my pages here where I have my tasting cards, and then I save some of the wine labels from the bottles that I tasted, and I'll continue to finish this and add five add personal touches like illustrations based on the label, which is just a fun thing to Dio. It also gives it my personality. Here's another page we had with a tux spot. We made the mixed media tag or piece here, Um, I just did some grapes with acrylic background, added some washi tape and use some of the images from the download for another tuck spot. We have the coloring page with all the information and the little puns on the wine as a sense of humor to our little journal. And again you could make that is involved as you'd like. Here we have our tag that we painted using the wine label download and just some images. Here I have my wine of the month club. Can my tasting cards from that? Here I have another tuck that I did write in that page where we added the little pocket. And again, I just painted more grapes because there's such a visual element and the colors are so beautifully the reds or purples or yellows. And then I have some more wine labels, the vintage labels that you can get in the download. Once again, I use some washi tape, and I wrote about California wines. Since both of these labels are from California, I have my page that I haven't done anything with yet. It's just sliced in half and put in the journal. I could hate things to it, or I can just journal on the back, and I haven't figured out yet quite what I'll do here. I have another page that we did the foldout from, and I have another image here where I painted a wine bottle of wine glass. I used a wine label from our downloads as well as this little a small label. I use my washi tape and I just created some or images their spots on the back where Aiken Journal or add more artwork. And I'll do this as the mood hits based on the wine. And my as my of wine vocabulary increases as well. So I wanted to show you that you could do that. In the beginning, we talked about just putting the tasting cards together with a hole punch and a binder ring . And I have them all together with this wine colored cover, and it's very simple, elegant, and it can stay right on the bar. And then here I took a book, gutted it and then just folded my pages to create pages for a journal here, kind of like a junk journal format. Again, there are pockets. There's my artwork pockets for more things throughout, and it's just a different effect again, super personal and just the way I wanted to record things. I use washi tape on the edges, and I'll include my tasting cards as well. I hope youll try your hand at starting to learn the wine journal. Or, if you're already an expert on wine, you can keep a very elegant journal with all your refined tastes. Please be sure to follow me here on skill share to get notified of future classes and please consider leaving a review. Thanks for watching. 13. Bonus Class: So here's some tips on how to get the label off the bottle so that you're saving the label for your usage. That's a little different than if you're gonna save the bottle to reuse the bottle for another task. So I'm gonna show you these methods. The first method is to start an oven at 350 degrees and then put your bottle inside the oven on a cookie sheet. I usually use either a silicone trip it or even just a really thick dishcloth so that the bottle doesn't roll around in the oven, and I leave it in there for 10 minutes. Then, after 10 minutes, I take it out and very carefully, using a hot mid, I'll move my bottle to another dishcloth. So again it doesn't roll around and then I'll take a scraper. This is just a plastic scraper, and I'll just chisel off the label. This works for about 90% of the labels that I want to save. Honestly, if it doesn't come off through that method, I won't get the label off intact. But that's the dry method to get it off. And so that's my first go to and that works really well. The second method is thesis oak, and so again you use your bottle that's been emptied. It doesn't have to be dry for this one. You fill a bucket or your sink with hot water. Now here's where it gets interesting. Some people like to use 5 to 10 tablespoons of baking soda in the water. Some people like to use five tablespoons of oxi clean in the water, and other people just use a little scored a dish soap so you can play around with what method you prefer, and then you just soak the bottle in. I soak it for 30 minutes. If it doesn't come off in 30 minutes in the warm or hot water soak, I don't think it's coming off. Some people leave it overnight. It sometimes the bottle. The label will just lift off the bottle, and then you can take it off from there and put it to dry on a dish cloth usually face down so that the adhesive side is up because that adhesive side will be tacky. If you can't get it off that way, probably not coming off. So those your methods you have the dry method with the oven and which is hot. And then you have the wet method in the sink or in a bucket. But I'm gonna also show you another method. Now, this method is a little different because it leaves a film on the label. They sell these things, they're called label lifts, Okay, and they are rectangular pieces. They're quite thick, and it's transparent. And so the premise is when I'll demonstrate here that you take your wine bottle and this is a good thing to use if you're maybe out at a restaurant and you cannot take the wine bottle home for, um, you know, legal reasons or whatnot, you could just ask to see the wine bottle and you take your label lift and it's a product you can get online. You remove the paper from it, you have very thick, clear film, and then you want to set it right on top of your label, and it wraps all the way around your labels. So then I carefully put it on my label, and now I'm gonna be very careful to burnish it, and this is the part that's important. So you're gonna burnish it and they say to use the back of a spoon, which is handy because you'll have that at a restaurant here. I just have a little bone folder. And so I'm just gonna really carefully burnish it, and I'll speed this along, and then you wait 10 minutes and when you're burnishing it, you want to make sure you really get the scenes here on the sides because that's the area that's gonna really be stubborn. And now, just when I think I haven't burnished really well, I'm gonna do it one more time. So now it's been 10 minutes, and let's just do a quick burnish again. It's to see if there's any areas that I missed or maybe that settled air bubbles rose, anything like that. And then we'll have the moment of truth. We'll see if we can get the label off now. I've been warned that it does not take the label off entirely. It takes the part of the label that faces us. The adhesive and the label beat the paper beneath. It will be left on the bottle, so go to the edge here very carefully. Start to lift off the label so we have the paper in the adhesive left on the bottle, which is what we expected. And then we have our wine label and that looks really good. Now the things you remember with this is it does have, like, what appears to be a lamination. It's not a problem for me or anything, but it's something to keep in mind that it does have that film over the label. So I find this to be a beautiful label. And I think I could use this in a lot of artwork in addition to my journal. So I might. Now you might be wondering, What does this substance reminds me of? Clear packing tape? Well, I tried that. So I took another bottle that we had, and I put clear packing tape on it. And so I burnished it, and I let it sit for the 10 minutes, just like we did with E. Lift off the label lift here. So now my packing tape and this is a very good quality, strong packing tape. However, it wasn't wide enough to do it all in one go. So I did, too strips. Let's see what happens here. So I burnished and now we'll see if I can't pick these up. So once again we have our label on the bottle and the adhesive, and then with my just good quality packing tape, I have the label that I removed from the bottle. So this works. It's, ah, it's an opt option. This is very convenient to use the label lift because the labels, I could just put a few in my purse if I wanted to take it with me, either traveling or if I went to a restaurant and I wanted the wine label. But for cases where I'm home, I think the packing tape works quite well. It's up to you what you find that works best, and lastly, there's always taking your camera and snapping a photo of the label. If you're out and you don't have your tape or you don't even want to bother with the tape, just snap a photo with your phone, and you can use this in your journal as well.