|Photos by The Technique Zone|
This is such a awesome technique I found over at The Technique Zone! This would be great for an entire 12x12 page, or the background of a card. So many different options!
Using torn masking tape, layout a diagonal grid (or any other pattern you like). Apply chalk over the entire surface ensuring that you work it into the edges. Remove the masking tape, and you have a beautiful background. You can get the full tutorial here.