Creating a Carbon fiber wallpaper in Gimp

Motivation

I am getting a new payment card with the option of designing the background myself. I thought that a carbon fiber background would be nice, and found wallpaper online to use for the purpose. Unfortunately my bank rejected this as I was not copyright owner of the image. So I figured I had to make one myself, document it and put online. The added benefit from this approach is that the wallpaper I have made is completely free for all to use for all intents and purposes without any attribution and every right to remix, share and redistribute.

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