1. Melt the stearin, add the paraffin wax, and heat up to 82°C (180°F). Dye the wax a rich ivory colour. Cut two lengths of wick, 5cm (2") longer than the diameter of your dish, and prime these in the melting wax.
2. Arrange the decoupage mould/s in the dish.
3. Pour the wax into the dish, until just covering the mould.
4. Let the wax cool until rubbery, and place the wicks in position on the wax. Make a groove with a wicking needle for more precise placement, if you like. Secure the wicks to the side of the dish with masking tape.
5. Reheat the remaining wax to 82°C, and pour a layer ± 1.5cm, (0.6") deep onto the first layer, covering the wicks. Leave to set.
6. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes, and carefully remove the candle from the dish.
7. Pull the decoupage mould from the candle. Not easy, you might have to carefully get a knife point in under one corner, and peel the mould away gently.
8. Flatten the base in an old, hot saucepan, until your candle stands easily by itself.
9. Neaten any untidy edges with a hot knife.
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