5 Steps To Making Professional Looking Ice Sculptures (Infographic)

5 Steps To Making Professional Looking Ice Sculptures (Infographic)

Ice sculptures are very visual and unique type of artwork. The time and dedication involved to create such enormous detail can show through every detail of the ice. Ice carving and crafting is an artistic venture, career for others, and if you have an artistic and creative eye for sculpting, then ice sculpting can be easier for you.

 

If you are someone that it looking to become an ice sculptor as a way to put your creative juices into an ice sculpture, you will want to have a solid preparation and instructional process for any project, big or small.

 

In this infographic we have the 5 steps to create a professional ice carving project:

 

5 Steps To Making Professional Ice Sculptures

With these 5 basic steps you can ensure that your ice sculpture will look professional.

 

With practice and patience you can create any good ice work with ease.

 

Remember that the first thing every ice artist should also have a good grasp of is the tooling, as that needs to almost be an extension of your hands.

 

If you are looking to find ice sculpting equipment and accessories, get your supplies at Ice Crafters.

 

We have a wide array of tooling and equipment for any ice sculpture or artist, contact us today!

 

Get An Ice Crafting Lathe Machine For Your Works

Get An Ice Crafting Lathe Machine For Your Works

Now when many sculptors get hired to create a work out of ice they typically just make that one piece and they are done. Yet, sometimes the job asks for the big piece to come with smaller accompanying pieces.

 

This can prove to be quite difficult for sculptors who have difficulty making the smaller items due to the precision of the cuts required to make them. When that occurs, a lathe can help make those items a reality.

 

Let The Lathe Handle It

 

This lathe machine is capable of creating smaller works of ice such as ice pillars to table centerpieces in minutes. It can make the exact cuts needed to make it look like it needs to.

 

To utilize the lathe and make a work of ice, first you need to get a piece of ice to create the item.

 

Then from there, put the design instructions into the machine so it can make the correct cuts.

 

Once that operation is set and the cuts have been made, your ice creation is all set and ready for display.

 

What’s also great about this lathe machine is that it can allow you to mass produce these creations as well. So if you are contracted to create a large collection of ice sculptures or works, you can rely on the lathe to help you get it done.

 

Ice Crafters has a variety or ice sculpting tools including a lathe when you need to make smaller sculptures. Next time don’t sweat the small stuff and create beautiful works with your own lathe. If you would like more information on the products we offer, please contact us today!

Get The Tools To Get Your Best Sculpture

Get The Tools To Get Your Best Sculpture

Now if you currently are an ice sculptor, you know that there are a core group of tools you use to do your work like the chainsaw and the pick.

 

However, sometimes you find yourself going to make a cut that may not be able to make or your tools aren’t right for.

 

So to avoid getting stuck between ice and a hard place, it’s a good idea to have a variety of picks and tools so you can get the job done.

 

“Pick” From These Tools

 

Now if you’re looking to get rid of some ice but you don’t see the need in making a huge cut, then you could try using a 6-prong chipper to move some of the ice off. That way you are only removing a little bit instead of risking removing more than you need to with a bigger tool.

 

If you find yourself looking to make a cut but you want it to be smooth, this precise Ice Crafters ice pick would be perfect.

 

With this pick you can shave off a little bit of ice at a time without making a dent or uneven cut on your work.

 

Another great tool to have is a set of tongs as these have the strength to help you move large pieces of ice without breaking them, keeping your work intact.

 

Ice Crafters has a wide variety of ice sculpting picks for sale to help you create your next ice masterpiece. Don’t let your tools restrict what your work could become, get the right tools from us. For more information on our products, please feel free to contact us today!

For Superb Ice Carving Creations Utilize The Freeze & Magic Ink

For Superb Ice Carving Creations Utilize The Freeze & Magic Ink

Standing before them monolithically is a block of solid ice, a block of solid ice just like those slabs of granite of Michelangelo’s David before he began to chisel and form his creation. Those that use ice as a medium are masters of manipulation and if they are not masters then they will have to become masters because as hard as ice is, as tight as the molecules are packed, ice is still a medium that can break and splinter.

 

If there was ever a tool that was needed in the ice sculptor’s inventory it is the Freeze.

 

This can of Freeze is capable of what super glue is capable of for the rest of the world! Freeze produces a chilling blast that instantly helps reconnect broken pieces and shards of ice to one another so that the Atlas struggle of starting from the beginning becomes a struggle of the past.

 

While Freeze is one of the most important new tools in the arsenal of ice carvers from all walks of life there is another tool that should be one of the primary finishing tools for every piece-the Magic Ink tool.

 

This Magic Ink tool help to create another layer of depth to give each creation so that the sculpture goes from a piece of great art to a piece of magnificent art by simply adding a red color to the sculpture that will stay with the sculpture until the piece is finished.

 

Ice Crafters is devoted to offering the best and largest selection of ice sculpting equipment in the world. For more information about Freeze, Magic Ink, or any of the products we offer, contact us today!

Valentine’s Day Ice Sculptures

Valentine’s Day Ice Sculptures

Romance is in the air, and so is the winter chill! Combine the two with exquisite ice sculptures suitable for Valentine’s Day. These fabulous works of melting art are a welcomed addition to any event and will glorify this special time of year. How do you go get from start to finish, though?

 

Often people want to know what tools are used to make such wondrous displays of affections. Many are surprised to learn that a Valentine’s Day ice sculpture doesn’t begin with carving tools. In fact, you need to actually make the block of ice first and foremost! Our line of work stations and ice block makers provide the correct size blocks to start with.

 

While a chainsaw can get you moving in the right direction, finesse is better left to our ice sculpting tools. Hand tools are best when working with intricate designs. Delicate and tender care is put into the piece using these crafting tools.

 

What types of Valentine’s Day ice sculptures best represent this time of year? The classic heart design is always requested, but there are so many creative ways to incorporate such a well-known symbol of love. Blending the heart shape into any number of other designs can create the right atmosphere for the season.

 

Here are some other excellent concepts for sculptures that would fit in with a Valentine’s Day event:Valentine’s Day Ice Sculptures

 

  • Cherubs are virtually the personification of a certain love-struck angel that has a bad habit of shooting arrows.
  • Doves are not only a universal symbol of peace, but they can inhibit the spirit of romance as well.
  • Swans are so graceful that even a still image of a pair can illicit warm feelings of love.
  • A key…but a key to what? To someone’s heart, perhaps?
  • A rose by any other name would still be a romantic and classic ice sculpture!

 

Ice Crafters is devoted to offering the best and widest selection of ice sculpting accessories and equipment in the world; electric tools, chisels, carving block machines, display equipment and more. Please take some time to review our site and for more information feel free to contact us today!

 

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Wowing Party Guests With An Ice Punch Bowl Drink Dispenser

Wowing Party Guests With An Ice Punch Bowl Drink Dispenser

Everyone loves a good party with great company, delicious foods and entertainment. Adding to the festivity, an ice punch bowl can be the ultimate “ice breaker” for conversation. When you want to amp up the excitement, whether it is for a Sunday football game, family reunion, or a birthday party, an ice punch bowl is both functional and fun.

 

Ice beverage dispensers are an ideal self-serving station for the drink of the evening, whether it be punch or a favorite cocktail. No need to keep adding ice to your beverage as the ice bowl does it all.

 

With an ice punch bowl machine, you can create an intricate design so that the bowl holds the punch or so that the bowl actually dispenses the liquid through a luge with a pourer.

 

Ice Bowl Themes

 

What’s more, you can add a theme to your ice bowl that fits in with the purpose of the party. For sports related gatherings, you can sculpt the sport team’s emblem or for a baby shower, how about the little one’s initials.Wowing Party Guests With An Ice Punch Bowl Drink Dispenser

 

An ice bowl allows the party host to spend less on overall decor by utilizing a simple, yet sophisticated and functional piece that will have guests amazed.

 

Ice Crafters has quality punch bowl makers available. This machine will cut down on the time it takes for you to create a punch bowl as well as make sure yours looks absolutely perfect. For pricing and information regarding the make and use of our punch bowl maker, contact us today.

 

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Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

When it comes to a wedding, a bride and groom who are making plans for the reception get what they want. In this instance what they want most for the celebration is an ice luge sculpture for their guests to use. What’s an ice luge you might ask? An ice luge is a relatively large block of ice that has small, narrow channels carved inside or out, where liquid is poured sometimes into the drinker’s mouth or glass. Usually these are alcoholic drinks.

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

 

An ice luge can be made from molds as well, but that takes away the creativity and originality from an ice sculptor. As an ice sculptor this gives you a chance to show off you talents as well as give the couple an item that will be showcased at their event.

 

Supplies Every Ice Luge Needs

 

Decisions must be made to which style of ice luge will be made. This will decide which supplies you need and what type of block will be made. One ice luge design has the tubes or hose inside in order to pour the drink using a spigot to control the flow of the drinks. Another design is to carve out the ice block and create luge slides that give the bartender the ability to pour drink down the slide into the waiting mouth or glass.

 

Either creation takes a sculpture’s touch as they can be a work of art. Perhaps you engrave the bride and groom’s initials in the side or names in/on the side or create the block with LED lights to glow throughout; the possibilities to be a visionary are endless.

Ideas For Making A Wedding Ice Luge Sculpture

 

Regardless of which type of ice luge you are tasked to create, you’ll need ice luge supplies. Ice Crafters has the supplies you need for all your ice sculpting needs and more. Whether you need ice luge parts or other supplies for your ice sculpting needs, consult with the professionals at Ice Crafters today!

 

 

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