自己DIY超可愛吊飾!近失傳掐絲琺瑯畫再掀熱潮 | Chinese masters breathe new life into enamels

【看CP學英文】掐絲琺瑯畫脫胎於古老的景泰藍工藝,被中國列為非物質文化遺產。此種工藝技法日漸式微,因此中國有不少老師傅致力於傳承掐絲琺瑯畫的技巧,並開設工作坊讓人人都能學習這古老美麗的藝術。

Enamels are based on the ancient cloisonné technique and are listed as an intangible asset in China.  

Many Chinese masters have devoted themselves to offering workshops where everyone can learn this ancient and beautiful art to pass down the ancient art craft.  

準備一張底板,先是在底板描繪出圖案形狀,再利用金鋁絲線沿著線條掐出造型,倒入彩色沙子顏料後,再用鑷子移動沙子填滿每個角落,最後趁沙子未乾前,將成品敲一敲,讓沙子平均散落在每個角落,一幅精美的掐絲琺瑯畫就完成了。 

First, draw the shape of the base plate’s pattern, then solder golden wires to pinch the shape along the lines, pour in the colored sands, and then use tweezers to tuck sand into tiny corners.  

Finally, tap the piece a few times to evenly spread sand before drying. A beautiful enamel painting is now completed.  

在中國深圳Cozy Cozy Workshop擔任講師的Xiaojin表示,他們加入許多現代化的元素,主要是希望更多人了解這項古老工藝。  

Xiaojin, an instructor at the Cozy Cozy Workshop in Shenzhen, China, said they use many modern designs to make more people aware of it.  

她說,DIY最難的就是每個步驟環環相扣,若掐絲過程絲線沒有黏合於底板,抑或接口處未完全密合的話,上顏色必定會有影響。  

The most challenging part of the craft is that every step is closely linked and affects the next, she said. 

For example, if the golden wires aren’t firmly glued or the joints aren’t sealed, it will be tough to color.  

初學者大約要花3小時左右才能完成直徑5公分大的垂飾;若想要更深入學習掐絲琺瑯,則建議要具備繪畫技巧。  

It takes about three hours for a beginner to complete a five cm-diameter pendant. For more advanced study, you need to practice painting skills, she said.