I belong to a China Painting club, The China Painting Artists of Maryland.
After business meetings we generally do some sort of painting or demonstration. One day we did this new technique with our china paints. Instead of mixing the paint pigments with oil, we used sugar water and then painted the tree design. Then it was fired in the kiln. The next go round I used lusters dabbed on as leaves and then a luster to indicate the ground.
It's different from the kind of painting I'm used to. I like the traditional painting and I'm not much into abstract or modern art but this was a fun experiment.