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!
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!
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.
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
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 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.
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:
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 had a great time being involved in Truro’s play fest 2015 (part of National Playday) held at Boscawen park Truro.
The Event was hosted and organized by Kernow live with support from Swamp Circus
The 2 day fun festival featured many fun activities ranging from bouncy castles, art & craft workshops, face painting & a variety of entertainment with live music from a children band, dance groups, circus performers, along with lost of fun across the green Zone.
We displayed some of our surreal scaled up props as a fun photo opportunity for people of all ages and families attending.
Despite the cloudy first day it was a good turnout. The second day was filled with sunshine and a great atmosphere through out.
The fun and creative event was a great success, it is thought that around 5,000 people attended the attraction at Boscawen park Truro Cornwall.
It was great to have been involved at Race for life 2015!
Cancer re-search used our giant trainer as an eye catching prop to help raise awareness of Race for life events amongst women of all ages. You can also help this wonderful cause by keeping fit to help raise the much needed funds for Cancer re-search UK.
Kind words from: Nicola Doherty Cancer Research UK
I just wanted to Thank You greatly for the use of the trainer, as I mentioned it has really helped us recruit our target of 63,000 women in the region to take part in Race for Life which helps raise £3m for Cancer Research UK. The trainer brought a lot of delight to young and old alike when we were out on the streets of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. We used it every week and we would love to work with ICA Creation again in the future!
Recently we have created a great ‘artvertising’ tool measuring at 5m in length!
The idea behind the concept was to create a giant surreal item and to combine advertising in a unique and fun way.
The giant hand had to be proportional! whilst being weather proof and most importantly safely installed on to our 6m trailer.
Hand carved, coated with polyurea and airbrushed to create a realistic effect.
What ever you wish to publicize, spread the word for your event, raise awareness with our giant hand you will be sure to be noticed and to not be forgotten. Create a great talking point and advertise with us. For more details and to book get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out images of how we scaled up a miniature version of Elsa, to create a life size model measuring at 1.50m in height!
First step was to accurately measure the miniature model. We cut the main shape out of High density polystyrene. We carved the model according to images + miniature model. We positioned her head more up right in order to create better photo opportunity for the future.
Because of her posture, we fitted a stainless steel pin in to her arm. After sanding all imperfections, we spray applied FR hard coating polyurethane. This high tech application will ensure the model will be durable and waterproof.
As we felt that her hand was slightly too big and bulky after hard coating, we made some modifications to her hand. We scaled the hand down, fitted a stainless steel pin in her finger to give strength to the more delicate looking hand!
The next stage, painting and airbrush decoration!
After sanding the model for a smooth texture, we painted and airbrushed the model with HQ 2K Paints. Added some shading to her hair to give it some more depth and texture. We also lightly airbrushed her skin, to make her look more natural!