Unique Ideas For Your Ice Sculpture

Unique Ideas For Your Ice Sculpture

Every artist knows how frustrating it can be to have a creative block, especially when you have a deadline. If you are getting ready to present an ice sculpture at an event, not being able to come up with a fun and creative design can make you feel like quitting.

 
Are you doing a special event like a wedding or corporate event?

 
Create an ice bar. While they seem generic, customizing the bar to incorporate the couple or the business is a great way to take a classic idea and turn it into something unique and unforgettable. Add a touch of color and intricate designs to personalize this look.

 
You can also use the ice sculptures for a table centerpiece, like a salad bowl, ice cream bowl, and other foods. It’s a creative and unique way to store foods that need to be served chilled.

 
Here at Ice Crafters, we offer templates and design inspiration from master ice sculptors, Mitsu Shimizu, and Mac Winker. Just find the designs that best suit your skills and then you’ll be able to choose from a variety of options. Take these classic ideas and add your own special touch and style to it. You won’t run out of ideas again.

 
While planning your sculpture, make sure that you are following any instructions or guidelines for the event. If there was a specific request, follow it as closely as you can.

 

 

If you need tips or ideas, contact Ice Crafters today. Not only do we offer the best ice sculpting equipment on the market, we offer templates, videos and books to help you with your process.

Crafting Works Of Art With The Right Chainsaw

Crafting Works Of Art With The Right Chainsaw

Perfecting your ice sculpture is difficult and it’s important to understand the differences in chainsaws and how they can affect the cuts you make into the ice. Using too big of a saw will cause messy cuts and too small of a saw won’t go through the ice enough.

 

So, not any chainsaw will do when you’re getting ready for your ice sculpture. There is a chainsaw for every activity and every step that you’ll take while crafting your work of art.

 

Two chainsaw brands that are popular with ice sculpting are Stihl and Makita. Stihl is more of an investment than other saws, so these are best if you are going to be using them often rather than every once in a while.

 

These saws are well made and while they are not the fastest they are extremely hard to wear out. Makita saws are faster than Stihl but still work well however, they do get hotter than other saws. Both are very popular brands, so ultimately the choice will come down to personal preference.

 

When you begin sculpting your art, it’s wise to start with a long bar like the Stihl MSE 220-20, which is perfect for ice carving and getting through those thick blocks and making straight cuts. For sculpting, it’s time to switch over to the short saw, like the Makita 5012B.

 

This is better for any turning or smaller cuts. It’s also better for faster carving because it’s lighter and easier to reposition.

 

Ice Crafters offers the best and largest selection of ice sculpting equipment. We work closely with ice sculptures to ensure that we are bringing you the most cutting edge tools in the market. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please contact us today at 1-800-871-0739 or email us at icecrafters@aol.com.