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
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
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
We also created elements for DaVinci’s gourmet ‘s exhibition stand. We created a pouring liquid effect of their sauce.
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!
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.
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!
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!
snowman and snow dog sculptures we created – Finish display by Chic Flower Design
Christmas sleigh we created for Snow factor in Scotland
Santas sleigh National trust
Bespoke Christmas Props in the making
Babybel model Frosty
Carved out of polystyrene panda with present
Custom made Christmas sleigh
Giant custom presents
Custom snowmen props
Playful penguins custom made props
Custom made snowmen props
Christmas sleigh we created for Chic Flower design
With our days filling up with sunshine in beautiful Cornwall we can feel the spring fast approaching!
Spring is a wonderful sense of beginning of nature blossoming, and as the weather gets warmer we all look forward to new sensations with vibrant colours, that’s why we wanted to share with you some of our colourful projects which we have been lucky enough to create!
We spray paint with high quality lacquers, we also use the airbrush technique for more detailed pieces.
We can achieve a range of finishes and textures including smooth, matt, high gloss and when required a rough texture as realistic as possible.We can spray paint with metallic paint + clear coat for an extra shine, we use Pantone, RAL and metallic colour numbers to our clients spec for great results, the paints we use are weather proof and are made to last.
So whether a project requires a classic one colour finish or contemporary / smooth and glossy or just bursting with colours with high detail, we love to make that happen in the best way possible for a great visual impact with quality results.
We are always happy to advise on the most practical options.
We are currently in the process of testing with our paint supplier for a range of water based colours and soon will introduce this option to our clients as still a durable option but more environmental friendly.
Have a look at some images of our projects which include props, sculptures, special display, art installations and experimental marketing elements! Enjoy the colours!
Linda Farrow bespoke elements
Artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays, commissioned by PDS
Artificial tree texture with no bark
3d pasty signage
Bespoke 3d wall panel, network pattern
Giant dragons – Scenic elements
Bespoke Christmas Props in the making
Giant Tulips spray painted
Roots effect table & bench
“Elsa” scaled up 3d model from disney character Frozen
Babybel model Frosty
Buddie 3d models in the making
Giant custom presents
Giant book, enchanted wood effect
Scaled up model – Buzz light year
Giant hand prop or surreal signage
We were commissioned by Retallack Resort & Spa to create playful penguins for their winter wonderland
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
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!
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!
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
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!
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 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!
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
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!
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.
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.
Maybe for some people the mention of Christmas in August is too early!
But for event organizers for attractions and great organizations holding a Christmas party, for people who simply love everything about Christmas it is possibly never too early!
That’s why we are writing this blog in the summer( although it’s becoming quite cold! ) to share with you the bespoke creations we custom-made for our client during the last festive season.
We made the props to be used at Retallack Resort & Spas Winter Wonderland here in stunning Cornwall.
The brief was to make props which will help create a magical setting, but they also had to be user-friendly and by this we mean durable, friendly looking, plenty of contact with the Winter wonderland guests and children and great for a photo opportunity.
Because after all Christmas is about the children in all of us! So the items we made couldn’t be too fragile to touch or be closed off. They had to be fun, unique and made to last.
So what did we make?
We made some playful penguins, different sized snowmen which looked like the sweetest snowmen family in town! A giant stack of presents and we made the all important sleigh for Santa as he had to fly down to the winter wonderland to give presents to all of the children, who couldn’t wait to see him + we know he was the real Santa because we also visited and our youngest 4-year-old daughter said so!