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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!

 

 

 

Whale and the snail custom props

Whale and snail rock – Discover story centre London
We worked with Discover story cenre in London to create these scenic elements for their whale and the snail themed interior space at the story centre.
Both whale and the snail rock had to be true to the original illustration as possible. Both elements were hand carved from polystyrene. Once approved by client coated with FR polyurea ( water and impact resistant coating ) we then primed both elements and applied the base colours to them.
Take a look at images during production

Scenic prop whale in the making
Scenic prop whale in the making

It’s wonderful to see some of the elements we created in action in a beautiful setting brought to life by Discover Story centre in London. Take a look at some pictures below of the magical setting!
Pictures below  by Suzi Corker – Discover

whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
Happy whale at Discover Story centre
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
Lift wanted around the world!..
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover
whale and the snail pictures by Suzi Corker - Discover

You can experience this magical world at DISCOVER’s new and enchanting Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s immersive exhibition A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures   http://www.discover.org.uk/
Final decoration by Discover story centre London

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/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Splash of colour to your spring 2016!

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!

 

Bespoke window display
Linda Farrow bespoke elements
artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays
Artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays, commissioned by PDS
Artificial tree texture with no bark
Artificial tree texture with no bark
Life-size quirky pink bull project
3d giant Cornish pasty signage
3d pasty signage
External 3d panel - wavy pattern
Bespoke 3d wall panel, network pattern
Bespoke 3d wall panel, network pattern
interactive puzzle oildrum - custom prop
giant custom dragons - scenic elements
Giant dragons – Scenic elements
Giant props at play fest 2015
Custom present props for special display
Bespoke Christmas Props in the making
Giant tulips
Giant Tulips spray painted
Giant Tulips spray painted
giant popcorn model
Bespoke garden furniture table and bench
Roots effect table & bench
"Elsa" scaled up model from disney character Frozen
“Elsa” scaled up 3d model from disney character Frozen
Babybel model Frosty
Babybel model Frosty
Buddie models in the making
Buddie 3d models in the making
Giant custom present props
Giant custom presents
Giant enchanted book, wood effect airbrush decoration
Giant book, enchanted wood effect
Buzz light year 3d Model
Scaled up model – Buzz light year
Life size Dragon 3d model
interactive puzzle - oil drum
Giant hand artistic prop carved out of polystyrene
Giant hand prop or surreal signage
We were commissioned by Retallack Resort & Spa to create playful penguins for their winter wonderland
Custom made Santas Sleigh

We created realistic trees!

Artificial trees in the making
artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays
Artificial-trees-for-African themed-tree-house-from-Virgin-Holidays
Artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays
Artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays, commissioned by PDS
artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays
Artificial trees for African themed tree house from Virgin Holidays, commissioned by PDS
Artificial tree texture with no bark
Artificial tree texture with no bark
Artificial tree branches
Artificial trees in the making
Artificial trees in the making
Artificial trees in the making
Artificial trees in the making
Artificial trees in the making

 

Show casing our latest project! 

We were commissioned by Presentation Design Services to create artificial trees for the Virgin Holiday’s African themed tree house installation in London’s Southwark. The installation was in place for one week in January 2016.

We created 4 large tree trunks and several branches for the top section of the tree house.

The trees had to be realistic as possible and had  to represent  real African trees with no tree bark.

The main shape was carved from polystyrene and the texture applied was from a mould taken from real tree trunks which ensured we gained realistic visual results. We coated the trees with flexible hard coating polyurea for durability and to make the trees water proof.

We first applied primer then top coat and paint decoration with water based paints as realistic effect as possible.

The project was achieved at an extremely short time scale, we were ready for delivery within 3 weeks!

Have a look at some of the links below to see the completed project!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3416165/Would-want-sleep-urban-jungle-Luxury-TREEHOUSE-two-bedrooms-private-balcony-personal-chef-unveiled-central-London.html

 

https://www.virgin.com/news/stay-virgin-holidays-exclusive-southbank-treehouse

 

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/attractions/this-is-what-its-like-to-stay-in-a-treehouse-over-the-thames-a3166041.html

 

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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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Fun at Play Fest 2015

Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
Giant props at play fest 2015
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.

 

 

 

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