From paper props, adhesives, paint mixing and much much more.
Here at Frankly Materials we’ve put together a top 10 list of handy websites for prop making, prop sourcing and art department shenanigans. Enjoy!
The Bank Note Store
An incredible resource for world bank notes with full size images of notes that can be printed.
The Wood Database
Fran our Managing director loves flicking through this book with her morning cuppa. (Yes she’s a bit strange!) Now she can do it on the go with the online database.
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A handy site for searching for the correct adhesives for different materials.
Golden Paints – online paint mixer
This tool lets you input a colour by photo, or colour number and it will show you how to mix that colour paint. Oh the Prop Making colour matching possibilities! Take a photo of your favourite flavour skittle and turn it into a paint for your living room! Paint the rainbow!
Library of Congress Digital Collections
An online resource of American maps, newspapers and many other useful images. Excellent for set dressing for all you Art Directors
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
We at Frankly Materials highly recommend this site. It’s so important to know your chemicals to maintain your safety.
The Bank of England – Bank Notes
A list of current and withdrawn bank notes and bank note reproduction guidelines.
The Woodworks Library
A resource of over 200 books on woodworking all free to view online.
Stage Management Association – Shop
They sell amazing CDs of high quality paper props images including marriage, death and birth certificates, telegrams, photos from Edwardian to 1960s, world war 1 and much much more!!
Search through over 1.1 million images and videos that are completely free to use.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our wonderful Prop Makers and Art Directors resource list.
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