You know, watching this thread from the sidelines, the old advice
always comes to me:
Practice on a scrap, not on your projects.
I think if I were you Aaron, I would wipe everything off down to bare
wood, sand it clean, and use something off the shelf. No matter how
well you clean or sand, you will some resin penetration in your wood
from your previous efforts, so I wouldn't be playing chemist on a
medium you have contaminated.
Many off the shelf products have have all manner of "stuff" in them to
help them adhere and lay out correctly and that may be the ticket at
Good luck, whatever you do.