My FIL was an Air Force pilot during the Korean War. Stationed in Japan and running missions into the battle zone. It was a time he rarely talked about. Not until his funeral did we hear the true scope of how dangerous his missions were and the obstacles he had to overcome on a daily basis as an African American Pilot in the fifties.
The background was a piece of Kraft card stock crumpled and smoothed. Distress Stain and Ink run over the peaks and Shimmerz Glitter Paint rubbed in as well. Just a few scraps of patterned paper and lots of gears from Tim Holtz to round it out.