The background is created with old papers collaged onto a cradled board. The sun is actually made from faux gold leaf which makes a rather shiny sun. Except it doesn't really show up in the photo. You'll have to see it for yourself. The piece is 8X8" and the tree with two little lovebirds sitting on a branch is painted in acrylic.
PS I've moved my website to a new platform. It's going to take some time to find my way around. Thought you might like to know...just in case things look a little different and you were wondering why.