I'm looking for some material that I can use to fix a small table candle in. The candle will be about 10cm long with a 1cm diameter. The idea is that there will be a wooden board with holes of various shapes and a number of candles standing behind it so that a flickering light will be visible through the holes (see sketch below).
I could of course get small candle holders. But I vaguely remember that there used to exist some kind of material that we used for this. I think the best way to describe it is as a kind of non-sticky bubble gum: it is easy to shape with your hands, does not fall apart, and does not harden over time. So you could make a small ball, flatten it into a disc, and press the candle into it and it would stay upright. Obviously the material had to be fireproof. Unfortunately, I do not have a photo.
Does anyone know what sort of material I'm describing here? Or something else that I could use?