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!

 

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.

Tips To Finding The Right Drip Pan For Your Ice Creations

Tips To Finding The Right Drip Pan For Your Ice Creations

When you’re crafting your icy masterpiece, it’s important to have the right materials, including tools to sculpt with, as well as the very important drip pan. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when you’re choosing the right drip pan for your project; luckily, the experts at Ice Crafters have some tips for you.

 

The first thing to think about is drainage: you might be surprised, but not all drip pans come with drainage already built in. Luckily, the drip pans that are available on our site do have the option of built in drainage. If you are expecting some serious dripping while your project is on display, you’ll need a built in drainage mechanism. This way, the unwanted melted water can be contained underneath the table where guests at the event won’t have to look at it.

 

There are also products available that are essentially buckets with tops that the sculpture can sit on top of. The holes in the top of these drip pans allow for the water to collect underneath the sculpture. This option would be great for a piece that might need a little extra height while it’s on display. These are known as centerpiece or bowl drip pans.

 

The final thing you should consider when you’re choosing a drip pan for your project is its size. You want the drip pan to be discrete so that it doesn’t distract the viewers from the final project. So, make sure you order the correct size drip pan for your specific project, and consider where the drainage pipe will go.

 

Keep these tips in mind when you’re finding the right drip pan for your project, and the finished piece will be admired and free from puddles when it’s showcased. For more information on our drip pans, or any of the products we offer, contact us today!

Make Your Sculpture Look Great

Make Your Sculpture Look Great

Making the prefect ice sculpture is hard enough, but having to create one for a corporate event can be a very daunting task. Many things have to be perfect to make sure you don’t get the cold shoulder from the company you created it for.

 

7 Tips for the Perfect Corporate Event Sculpture

 

  • Follow The Instructions – This may seem simple enough, but make sure it is exactly what they company requested.
  • Be Safe – When sculpting, make sure you are wearing the proper protection to make sure you don’t ruin the sculpture or even get stuck to it!
  • Add a Luge – A nice touch to the sculpture to help people remember it would be to add a luge to it that would deliver drinks to people in attendance.
  • Transport – Make sure your sculpture doesn’t melt when you’re moving it. Have it in the proper container that can keep it cool on it’s way to where it’s going
  • Display – Once the sculpture gets to the event, put it on a display that will either rotate or allow everyone to take in how intricate and beautiful it is.
  • Light – In addition to the right display, additional lighting could be very helpful in making everyone see the smooth edges and details of the sculpture.
  • Make Cleanup Easy – Don’t make the company at the event worry about whether they will have to clean up the water when the sculpture begins to melt. Get them drip pans or have the run off catcher built in to the display the sculpture is on!

 

Ice Crafters offers the best and largest selection of ice sculpting equipment to make your sculpture look great, especially when it is on display. For more information on our products, please contact us today!