Lines Across

Hi I'm Rachel, mom of three, and author of the creative blog, Lines Across. I'm a self-proclaimed DIY addict.

10 Simple and Beautiful Handmade Mugs

Mugs make such great crafts. It's easy to find plain white mugs. There are so many fun ways you can transform them into something unique and beautiful ....more

How to Take White Background Pictures

Probably the number one questions I get asked as a blogger is "how do you get your backgrounds so white." I absolutely love white backgrounds and I often even obsess about getting that perfect white without the picture looking over edited.White backgrounds seem simple, but if you've ever tried to photograph on them you probably know they are actually really tricky. Part of the reason is that the white background picks up and shows any hint of color or shadow. Also, the light sensor on the camera reads all of the bright light coming into the camera from the background and it messes with the automatic settings ....more

Cute Tote Bags for Creatives

(Society6 is offering free shipping on prints, mugs, totes, pillow cases, stationary and more until midnight PST tonight.)A few months ago, I started a shop at Society6. At first I listed some of the watercolor prints I had been doing lately, but then I started listing a lot more of the creative pictures I have been sharing on Instagram, and I really love how they turned out.Although I've mentioned the shop on Instagram before, I realize I never wrote a blog post about it. I think that a lot of these prints would be absolutely perfect for a craft room or an office, but they would also look great as a part of a gallery wall in the living room ....more

DIY Watercolor Pumpkins

I'm really excited to be sharing my first tutorial as a part of the Michael's Maker's program. Basically, each month, Michael's challenges all of us to a specific theme. This month's challenge is to decorate a craft pumpkin! ...more

Braided Clay Picture Frames

You know how much I love bright colors and white backgrounds right? Well I'm thrilled to be partnering with Portrait Innovations to bring you this fun tutorial. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.So Oliver is 17 months old now, and we had never had any pictures taken before as a family ....more

Play is the Highest Form of Research

I'm so excited to be partnering with Playskool and Socialstars over the next few months to bring you more toddler themed posts and reviews. Check out my first post here. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and pictures are my own ....more

Watercolors for Beginners 5 - Frame Worthy Art

You can catch up on other posts in this series here: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Basic Supplies Part 3: The Perfect First Project Part 4: Polka Dot Art One of the things that I love about watercolors, is that there are a lot of beautiful things you can make in a pretty short amount of time even if you're not an experienced artist. When I first started painting about a year ago, I didn't use masking fluid. It seemed expensive and complicated ....more

15 Gorgeous Free iPhone Wallpapers

I love iPhone wallpapers! I love making them... I love finding new ones ....more

Free Hand Painted Watercolor Wallpaper

Happy Friday everyone! I realized that it's been a while since I shared a free iPhone wallpaper. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably already recognize this pattern ....more

Less is More

When I first started blogging, almost all of my posts were about my kids. I shared cute stories about them, little bits of advice and tips I had for other moms, and fun crafts and activities you could do with your kids. However, at some point I got caught up in more DIY and craft type posts, and haven't taken the time to share as many posts about parenting and activities for kids ....more