Therefore, multi colored designs must be silk screened several times, with each interval taking time to dry. You can use multiple stencils and each will be used with its own layer of color. Repeat Steps Continue painting stencil design, mark registration points and move stencil across and down wall until desired area is covered with design. The extensive lettering possible with stencils makes it especially attractive to political artists. The can will say «matte,» «gloss,» or «semi gloss» and have a clear lid. I’ve used it to preserve autographs on paper and canvas.