Illuminate was the word for this challenge for http:artsquaredgroup.blogspot.com I've wanted to use foil and also some of my gold cords and threads, so this was the perfect challenge. The button is an antique. The background is painted, but I don't remember what I used, since it was ages ago. The piece is 17" by 17".
Here's a closeup of the button. The background washed out, but the button is clear this way.