Was the original cup and saucer white and you transformed it by drawing a cherry blossom ? I would like to try out this craft. Can you do a tutorial and recommend any books and websites?
The cup and saucer were
white originally, and I painted the interior of the cup and the majority of the saucer pink. The trees I did freehand - however, I would think that chinese brush painting books would have some great images to go off of. I searched some online and found this one, which is perfect (and puts my silly things to shame!) -
As for the technique I used to paint mine: I painted the tree trunks and branches first with a dark brown, then stippled on layers of different shades of pink. Really very simple. Then, the cup and saucer were fired in a kiln, and voila! I had my finished piece.