I have a sugarcraft gun and I squirt Amorall down the barrel and "paint it on the plunger with a paintbrush. I have had very good success with this method. When I finish each color, I use a baby wipe and a thin bamboo stick to push the baby wipe down the barrel.
My barrel is plastic. I haven't tried this in my metal clay gun.
Thank you bunches japaya, Diane, and ultimate_sacrifice!
Diane-wow, paper in your barrel? WOW I will try that here in a minute lol!! My gun is a cheapy metal one. I seen other clayers on tv rig some wood scraps with barrel hole and hinges, so that more leverage is used to extrude. I like using the stiffer Kato clays for quilt caning. And let me tell ya, it is not easy with Kato to extrude. But somehow I did it with the spaghetti holed disk for making hair and filigree pieces. I use my wood tv tray for leverage, and have nicks in it from the handle of clay gun. I keep one hand around barrel to keep clay warm as I push. Some of my pieces have LONG hair (I braided it). Then I would spend the next hour or so with my long sewing needles scraping it off of sides.
>smacking my head<, why didn't I think of paper?
I may have to check out the more expensive one with the O ring! (if not too pricey)
I LOVE THEM, they must have taken you hours (if you're like me!)!
Depends on what is on TV? lol
But honestly, I find stacking the square logs fairly simple, (do I feel a tutorial for the next one? lol)
I have my own version of the bargello method in pics, should I post them?