I went crazy adding different colors of acrylic paint to the background. I swiped them on with an old gift card.
I tried rolling over a bare tree stencil but it turned out to be a negative impression instead of a positive impression. The paint didn't go through the stencil holes, so I flipped it over and pressed it down while the paint was still wet. It turned out to be a happy accident.
I cut out some old ads from a 1963 magazine I got at a used book store. I thought they were kind of funny so I adhered them here as the focus and then added the letters.