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Props for events

Props are a great way to create a wow factor at an event & make it memorable!

 

We can create custom props, sculptures, CNC cut large letters & logos with the right colours and shapes to amplify your branding in a positive way!

The custom props add  an excitement element  to an event that  create a perfect photo opportunity for all attending which is great for social media marketing at it’s best and with ease. In effect the prop can be a great tool to gain positive visual impact and create a talking point for your business or organisation. Especially because of the approach &  a much more fun way of engaging  with people + media.

The props we create and are great for indoors and out door events once coated with fr polyurea which is both a water / impact resistant coating.

With the large letters and 3d logos as well as cutting them out, coating and spray painting  we can prepare the design file to cut out with our in house CNC facilities.

Take a look at some of the key  props we have created for our clients which have made a positive impact at their event venues!

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you

 

 

 


Why is FR polyurea coating great for props?

There are many techniques we use to achieve our creative projects & props.

One of the main techniques and products we use to  create  our props, sculptures, 3d logos & large letters is waterproof + extremely durable coating application of Polyurea which is a high quality rubber material

How do we apply it?

 

Polyurea is a manually spray applied coating using a high-pressure system with our specialist coating machine.

The amount of layers applied will depend on thickness required.

Most often we coat on to sculptures, shapes and letters carved  or CNC cut from polystyrene.

Is Prep still necessary ?

Just like anything for good results prep is crucial, sanding the surface, making sure no moisture is important.

 

Advantages of polyurea application?

Speed is the major advantage of this coating, after spray application the coating is dry within seconds!

Depending on how smooth you would like the finish to be there may be some sanding prep work prior to primer  application.

Once primed and fully dry the project is ready to spray paint!

This FR coating we use  is both water & impact resistant which is perfect  for the props durability and practicality.

Especially if you are looking for your props to be long lasting  and suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

Take a look at some of our props where polyurea has been a major factor in getting it right!

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you achieve your project


Themed props for interior spaces

Creating themed props true to concept is something we passionately do.

We have created themed props for several public interior spaces take a look below to see a couple of spaces we have helped transform:

Westfield shopping centre: The brief was to create Winnie the pooh elements for the family rooms for Westfield shopping centre which had to be true to concept as possible, durable + impact resistant.  All bespoke elements were hand decorated. The wooden effect items had to be splinter free, to look like authentic rustic timber yet not as heavy as real wood. We created various trees for each room, wooden effect log seats, ipad logs, pumpkins, rustic timber replica fencing, gate, frames, flowers.

 

Click on the image to view full project

 

Discover story centre: This was a great project to work on. Each element had to be as close as possible from illustrations from Dr Seuss which isn’t always the easiest task however we loved the challenge and also client was very happy with the out-come.

Discover story centre ignites the imagination which is captured within a book.

We created a cave like tunnel, Truffula trees, various colourful trees, a sofa and a dr Seuss themed car. All props are coated with  FR polyurea which is both a  water and impact resistant coating.

Discover story centre London- Click image to view more

 

Cadbury world Café: We created white fluffy clouds and bespoke cladding for the Café’s  make over.

Each cloud had to be slightly different in shape  in order to create a realistic effect.

All clouds include an internal fixing system in order to either suspend or fix to the ceiling.

Both cloud and cladding elements were coated with FR polyurethane & spray painted white

 

White fluffy clouds, custom interior elements

 

Get in touch with our friendly team to see how we can help you create an inspiring space

 


CNC routing in house!

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Take a look at some of our CNC cutting jobs

This year has been a great year for ICA Creation so far. We can’t quite believe November is in full swing with 2019 just around the corner! 
One of the major aspects & game changing moments for us this year has been the addition of our CNC router!

This has meant that we are able to do all production including CNC routing in house in Cornwall and our turnaround times are a lot faster + we have much more flexibility with the projects.
As well as CNC cutting, we are able to prepare design files for the cutting which gives our customers more possibilities and an easier route in to getting the project done.

CNC routing is a great technology which enables us to be much more innovative.

We can cerate custom panels, create bespoke signage, cut out large letters, 3d logos, elements for furniture, pre-cut the elements for our products such as the Christmas sleigh. 

Get in touch with our friendly team  to see how we can help you!

 


Custom artificial trees

Artificial Wisteria tree

Artificial Wisteria tree

 

 

We love to help create an inspiring space.

 

We wanted to share with you a selection of artificial trees we have created, along with artificial tree trunks and branches.
Our focus is always to for the trees  to look as realistic as possible whilst splinter free &  durability to make the props last in the fun themed environment they will be installed at.
We have created artificial trees for a variety of purposes such as tree trunks for Virgin Holidays tree house, trees for each Winnie the pooh themed family room from the Westfield  shopping centre in London, for a school library, London’s Discover story centre.

It’s all about the texture  &  attention to detail!
The real like texture is crucial to giving best visual results. The main product we use is FR polyurea which is a high-quality rubber. This coating is both water and impact resistant and is simply made to last!
Leaves or flowers, each tree has it’s own individual characteristics, we always source the right products which will fit with the concept for  the best effect, look and feel.
Most of the props we work on need to be as close to illustration as possible, we work with our designers to make sure we can make it happen.
Not mass produced!
Each tree is unique and true to our client’s request. This means that only they will have that tree to suit their themed area. Also we spray paint and hand decorate the tree trunks and branches to give a realistic and organic look for the texture
Take a look at the range of artificial trees  we have created so far, we hope you enjoy!

Or get in touch to  see how we can help you


Props for Experimental Marketing

Why use props for experimental marketing and events?

 

Experimental marketing with props is a great way to engage with customers & the wider community in a positive way!

 

Take a look at 7 reasons to use props as a tool for experimental marketing

1. Unique visual impact which is memorable
2. Fun to share images & content across social media channels whether with work colleagues or friends & family
3. Easier to track insights performance as prop encourages the use of hash tags
4. Mobility as can be taken to new event locations
5. Perfect photo opportunity
6. Helps raise brand awareness with an element of excitement
7. Helps your brand to be unique with an innovative and creative approach

Take a look at some of the projects we have created, we hope you enjoy!
Get in touch if you would like to create with us.

Call us at 01872271275

 

 


Christmas sleigh made in Cornwall / UK

 

For some it may seem odd to think about Christmas in this hot July 2018!

 

However, when planning a spectacular Christmas event which promises to be magical it is never to early to plan ahead!
Take a look at our most popular and in demand Christmas prop is Santa’s sleigh which is our original design and made in Cornwall – UK

 

How do we create it?

We use our CNC router to cut out the sections with precision  from exterior ply wood, then we construct it by hand.
Once Santa’s sleigh is constructed, we use primer followed by spray paints  with our clients choice of colours using high quality paints that  last, which enables the finishing touches  to be custom.

Quick Spec:

  • Seats 3 as extremely durable
  • Place for presents in the back
  • Perfect for photo opportunity
  • A great Christmassy element to make your magical event memorable & sparkle

Enjoy some images  of our Santa’s sleigh projects!
Get in touch if you would like to create with us or call us to make an enquiry  at 01872271275

 


Giant stack of books prop

Giant stack of books prop for graduation ceremony

We have recently worked on an exciting project that we would love to share!

We created a giant stack of books for Stirling university based in Scotland for their 2018 graduation ceremony. This prop added an element of excitement to the already beautiful setting by the university grounds.

Which meant a perfect photo opportunity on such a significant &  wonderful day!
What was the aim whilst making this custom prop?

• Authentic: realistic looking old style books
• Eye catching: spray painted to required colours + airbrush for pages effect
• True to the branding of the university: this was done through colours and vinyl lettering + Logos
• Durability of prop  as indoors & out-door use to be expected: Coated in one piece with polyurea coating ( water and impact resistant coating ).

Most of all the giant stack of books created a fun element for the graduation ceremony!

Get in touch to see how we can help you  Call us on: 01872271275


New possibilities! CNC Router

We are excited about our new CNC routing facility!

This will allow high precision cutting & will speed up the process.
As well as using this for our custom projects we are pleased to offer this cutting service  locally in Cornwall and nation wide UK.
Have a look at the below spec & the possibilities the CNC machine has to offer!

Materials we can cut: MDF, Plywood, Hardwood, Melamine Laminates, Solid Surface Materials, Foam core, Corrugated Plastic, Dibond, Aluminium, Soft Metals
Working area: 1300mm by 2500mm
Resolution Accuracy: 0.01mm/100mm
Supported Format: DWG, DXF, EPS, AI, PDF, BMP, JPG, TIF, GI