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2018 creative custom props

Creative 2018!

2018 has been a great year for us at ICA Creation!

This year has been both innovative & productive. Especially with the new facilities we have in house with CNC routing this has enabled extreme precision and speed.

Take a look at the diverse creative projects we have had the pleasure to work on

We started 2018 with a project which is both imaginative and inspiring.
We created Winnie the pooh themed elements for Disney’s family rooms at the Westfield shopping centre. The main focus of this project was to be as true to concept as possible whilst being practical and extremely durable.
Take a look at some images of this project we loved working on. In total we created bespoke elements for 3 rooms

Winnie the pooh themed props
Click to view images of this project

 

With our new CNC facilities, we are able to create large letters and 3d logos & custom panels.
Take a look at the variety of projects which have been made possible with the CNC router.

As well as cutting we can prepare a design file for the CNC router

Large 3d letters graduation prop #stirgrad
CNC cut large 3d logo prop
day of the dead CNC cut pattern panel

Autumn of 2018  brought an exciting project of Creating a 5m in diameter PACMAN exhibition stand for Namco Bandai which was exhibited at the brand licencing Europe 2018 in London’s Olympia exhibition centre

PAC-MAN – Custom exhibition stand

Custom build Pacman exhibiton stand
Custom build Pacman exhibiton stand
Custom build Pacman exhibiton stand
Custom build Pacman exhibiton stand
Custom build Pacman exhibiton stand
Custom exhibition build PacMan

 

We also created elements for DaVinci’s gourmet ‘s exhibition stand. We created a pouring liquid effect of their sauce.

Liquid effect exhibition prop

 

 

 

Scaled up 3d replicas!

This year we created a variety of exciting props!

A 1.20m high replica of a holesaw to use at the manufacturer’s exhibition
Large trainer props to help raise awareness, a sparkly red and gold top hat to be used as a prop alongside a performance.   We worked with a school to create an artificial Wisteria tree to help create an inspiring space in their library.

Custom top hat prop we created
800mm high Holesaw!
Oversized colourful trainers prop
Life size models of Shrek and Donkey
Santa's Christmas sleigh
Artificial Wisteria tree

 

We started the Winter 2018  in a great way, creating some festive props such as the red and gold sleigh,  we also had the pleasure of creating the amazing characters Shrek & Donkey to be used at creative displays.

A big thankyou for sharing 2018 with us.

We wish you an absolutely  amazing new year!

We look forward to an incredible 2019!

 

 

 

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

 

Christmas props!

As we approach Christmas 2017 closer each day and this time it’s flying! We would like to share  some of the recent and previous  Christmas props and special displays we have created.

There’s nothing like a beautiful magical setting   that can give the festive feeling and take our breath away that  brings wonder back to  Christmas.

We have been very fortunate to  be a part of some amazing displays or have had the pleasure or creating some key props to generate a festive feeling and most of all helped create some magical photo opportunities.

Take a look below at some of the Christmassy props we have created!

We look forward to producing  many more whether  it be custom and personal or some of our popular props such as Santa’s Sleigh!

In the mean time we wish everyone a wonderful Christmas filled with warmth and joy!

Overs sized Chrsitmas bauble we created in royal blue
snowman and snow dog sculptures we created - Finish display by Chic Flower Design
snowman and snow dog sculptures we created – Finish display by Chic Flower Design
silver sleigh
Santa's sleigh made in Cornwall - UK
Santas sleigh with gold detail
Christmas sleigh we created for Snow factor in Scotland
Santas sleigh with gold detail
Santas sleigh National trust
Santas sleigh National trust
Santas sleigh National trust
Custom present props for special display
Bespoke Christmas Props in the making
Babybel model Frosty
Babybel model Frosty
Polystyrene shaped Panda with present
Carved out of polystyrene panda with present
Custom life size Christmas sleigh
Custom made Christmas sleigh
Custom made Santas Sleigh
Giant custom present props
Giant custom presents
Snow men family, Christmas props
Custom snowmen props
Playful penguin props, customised Christmas props
Playful penguins custom made props
Custom Present props, special display
Custom presents
Penguins - production process
Penguins - production process
custom made snowmen props
Custom made snowmen props
Airbrush spray paint services in Cornwall
Airbrush Decoration
silver sleigh
Christmas sleigh we created for Chic Flower design
Snowman prop

 

 

Dr Seuss concept – Discover story centre

 

It was great to work on an inspiring project brought by Discover London’s story centre

We were commissioned by Discover to create Dr Seuss themed elements.

The elements had to be as close as possible to the illustrations of the iconic DR Seuss, bright imaginative and quirky whilst being hardwearing +  practical.

Have a look below to see what we  created!

We created a Dr Seuss car
We were commissioned by Discover story centre in London to transform an adult tricycle in to the fun and interactive Dr Seuss car from his book The cat in the hat. Discover supplied us with the adult tricycle ready to transform. The main body of the car was carved from EPS, made in 2 sections, coated with fr polyurea which is water + impact resistant and spray painted to required colour. The cars various components were created using a combination of materials and a variety of techniques such as carving, welding, spray painting, coating to achieve final interactive and fun result! When transforming the bike we had to keep as close as possible to the original concept of the Dr Seuss illustration whilst making sure it would be durable and practical. The car is fully usable and the main body is removable for ease of transport etc. We cant wait to see the fun bike in action at events, It will be amazing to see the dr Seuss car out and about making people smile!

Dr Seuss themed interiorDr Seuss themed interiorIMG_5234

 

We created 4 colourful trees, each with an individual tree top shape. The trees were made from an internal aluminium structure for extra durability with an aluminium base. The outer material is polystyrene which was hand carved, coated with FR polyurea to ensure the trees are to be water proof + durable and impact resistant. All trees were then primed and spray painted with a  top coat to required colour number.

Bespoke sofa
We created a bright  and unique sofa. Carved from polystyrene and coated with polyuria, soft foam sitting section also coated with FR Polyurea for lasting durability.

 

 

 

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The cave like tunnel!

 

 

 

We created the tunnel to fit perfectly the interior space of the story centre.

The tunnel had to be made in several sections as it had to fit through a standard size entrance.

The tunnel was hand carved out of EPS, coated with FR polyurea, primed ,  spray painted and decorated to finish.

Have a look at some links below to see our creations in place and the wonderfull world of Dr Seuss in action at London’s story centre:

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/video/steadicam-at-the-fantastic-world-of-dr-seuss-press-launch-news-footage/578763068

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/event/the-fantastic-world-of-dr-seuss-press-launch-655925083#childrens-laureate-illustrator-chris-riddell-attends-the-press-launch-picture-id577919218

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv4jLTK9ECI http://www.babydaytripper.co.uk/the-fantastic-world-of-dr-seuss-discover-childrens-story-centre-2/

 

 

 

 

Giant MJ 3d lipstick & Lipgloss in the making!

Have a look at one of our projects late summer 2016!

We were commissioned by Practical minds to create 1.5m versions of Marc Jacobs lipstick and lip-gloss.

Both lipstick and lip-gloss were constructed  by hand and finished to a high quality spec!

The material’s we used include, stainless steel, wood, polystyrene, fibreglass, polished acrylic, water based spray paint, aluminium, weight support and vinyl for the label.

Check out some images from manufacture, progress and completion!

1.50m high Marc jacobs lipstick and lipgloss in te making!
1.50m high Marc jacobs lipstick and lipgloss in te making!
1.50m high Marc jacobs lipstick and lipgloss in te making!
1.50m high Marc jacobs lipstick and lipgloss in te making!
1.50m high Marc jacobs lipstick and lipgloss in te making!
1.50m high Marc jacobs lipstick and lipgloss in te making!

Dr Seuss car in the making

Dr Seuss  car

We were commissioned by Discover story centre in London  to transform an adult tricycle in to the fun and interactive Dr Seuss car  from his book The cat in the hat. Discover supplied us with the adult tricycle ready to transform. The main body of the car  was carved from EPS, made in 2 sections, coated with fr polyurea which is water + impact resistant and spray painted to required colour. The cars  various components were created using a combination  of materials and a variety of techniques such as carving, welding, spray painting, coating to achieve final interactive and fun result!  When  transforming the bike we had to keep as close as possible to the original concept of the Dr Seuss illustration whilst making sure it would be durable and practical.  The car  is fully usable and the main body is removable for ease  of transport etc. We cant wait to see the fun bike  in action at events,  It will be amazing to see the dr Seuss bike out and about making people smile!

Have a look at some images of process and completion!

 

 

CatInTheHat
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss car
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr seuss car
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss car
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
Dr Seuss bike in the making
dr Seuss car
Dr Seuss car

 

 

Giant mannequin hand in the making!

See how we created:

Bespoke over sized hand with moving wooden elements

We were commissioned by Practical Minds Ltd to create a bespoke piece for special window display for an incredible fashion designer. We created an over sized mannequin hand with movable fingers, and chrome effect studs.

The hand was made from a combination of materials, for the finger tips and base we used beech wood and the palm was carved from EPS, coated with FR polyurea and spray painted black. We created an inner structure to make the fingers position adjustable like a mannequin. The studs were created with a wood turner and then spray painted to a chrome effect.

Have a look at some images of process and completion!

Giant hand with wooden elements
giant hand with wooden elements
Giant mannequin hand – Karl Lagerfeld
Chrome effect studs
Giant mannequin hand – Karl Lagerfeld
Bespoke window display element
Giant mannequin hand – Karl Lagerfeld
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
Bespoke window display elements : we created an oversized mannequin hand
chrome effect studs

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpting & creating 2015

As we have entered the festive season  with Christmas on it’s way & a new year approaching we’d like you take a look back with us on 2015 to embrace the great moments.

2015 has been filled with great commissions, sculptures, installations all bespoke elements we have created.

This year has been an innovative year through out with great development of  manufacturing processes with new products in the pipeline.

Take a look at some of our highlights this year, exciting projects which we are proud to have been a part of!

 

January                                                                 February                                                                   March

Finished project installed at destination in Candy Cloud - Dublin Airport
We started 2015 in a great fashion, creating giant and sweet replicas of meringues and popcorn, the project was installed at Dublin airport in the new confectionary themed Candy cloud!
"Elsa" scaled up model from disney character Frozen
We were commissioned to create “Elsa” scaled up model from Disney’s Frozen! based on miniature figurine. This project certainly brought some magic & the wonder of Winter to our workshop!
Polystyrene clouds hand crafted
We created polystyrene clouds hand crafted for the ‘Let it rain champagne ‘ event in Manchester. Each cloud individually carved for a realistic effect!

April                                                                            May                                                              June

Hand carved giant Toms shoe prop 3d model
We were commissioned by Toms shoe to create a giant version of their classic Tom’s shoe to use at their creative customize your sole events across the UK!
Giant Tulips
We were commissioned to coat and spray paint giant Dutch tulips for an installation in the Netherlands. We coated the supplied tulips with polyurea coating. Primed and spray painted each one to a vibrant natural color!
We were commissioned by PDS to create a life-size bull to be used as EE’s charging bull at the Glastonbury festival 2015! We are proud to say that we completed the bull within 1 week! Right on schedule for PDS to apply final colour finish! Although this project had a very tight time scale we enjoyed it very much!

July                                                                          August                                                              September

We created 11 1m freestanding light up numbers for our client in Surrey. All numbers have a great vintage effect with led fairground light bulbs. All numbers are wireless as they powered with high capacity batteries. The numbers would add the wow factor to any event whether private or corporate!
We created 60 Custom 3d panels made in the UK
We were commissioned to create 60 bespoke panels, with cubed and varying effect to be installed at the Lake side restaurant and bar from NEC the Genting arena.We manufactured the bespoke 60 panels within an extremely tight schedule, within 3 weeks!
Outdoor advertising tool - giant hand sculpture
We created an outdoor advertising tool, a giant hand. A great way to raise awareness and to create a lasting memory. Who said outdoor advertising isn’t fun!

October                                                                   November                                                              December

 

External 3d panel - wavy pattern
We have developed and created a manufacturing system to produce slate imitation panels called Slate Mate, to be fully launched early 2016! Watch this space!
unique furniture design
As we are passionate about unique design we are looking into developing another exciting element to our business. We will be creating a range of furniture designs suitable for the outdoors, using a combination of materials. In the mean time we are busy creating more light up letters and an exciting project to be revealed soon!

Hope you enjoyed browsing through as much as we enjoy creating!
We look forward to seeing what 2016 will bring!

In the mean time best wishes for  the festive season and we shall see you soon!

If you have any enquiries and would like to create with us get in touch & we are always happy to help.

Get ready for themed seasonal props!

free standing 1m light up numbers
1m illuminated retro numbers
Custom present props for special display
Bespoke Christmas Props in the making
Wireless, freestanding light up letters
Light up retro letters
Polystyrene shaped Panda with present
Carved out of polystyrene panda with present
Custom life size Christmas sleigh
Custom made Christmas sleigh
Giant custom present props
Giant custom presents
Snow men family, Christmas props
Custom snowmen props
Playful penguin props, customised Christmas props
Playful penguins custom made props
Airbrush spray paint services in Cornwall
Airbrush Decoration

Are you planning ahead for the festive season?


We are already taking bookings to create bespoke themed  props for Christmas 2015
We work with a combination of materials such as wood, polystyrene, aluminium, polyurea coating to make props water proof to achieve the desired result which will match the purpose of the event.
All our props are hand carved / crafted and are spray painted + airbrushed with the colors of our clients choice for the ultimate detailed and unique effect.
Why go with the mass produced market, when you wish to create a spectacular setting?
Our clients have full control of their prop / bespoke elements as we keep them updated with images of each step during production from start to finish.
Have a look at some of the bespoke props we have created for events and the festive season to add  a special sparkle to make your event memorable & magical.

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Light up wireless letters – The word is LOVE

Light up letters in the making
Light up letters in the making
Light up letters in the making
Light up letters spelling LOVE in the making

 

We are excited to share with you our latest revelations!

We have collaborated with Something borrowed  wed and hire to create approx  1m high light  up letters

Spelling L O V  E  Lianne Heyward founder  of Something Borrowed Wedding Hire Co came to us with the idea to make a statement piece to add the wow factor to any event.

So together we created the love lights, made from  9mm exterior  wood hand crafted to precision, painted to a brilliant glossy white. The love lights have led fairground lights installed  which give a magical effect with its reflections sparkling.

 

Each letter is battery powered with a long life to enable practicality at events and give much more freedom to position the letters in the desired suitable place.

 

If you are looking to brighten up your event, spread the love at  your venue and  inspire with light up letters  then this is definitely something for you!

The letters are now available for hire, for more information  or to book  get in touch with

Lianne  @ https://www.facebook.com/SomethingBorrowedHire?ref=hl

Or Love Lights facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/LoveLightsInfo?ref=hl

 

 

 

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