Thanks guys. I would be a lot further behind without the help and suggestions along the way.
Yeah, the blue painter's tape worked fine for me for now. Real close scrutiny will show a slightly ragged line, but if you're back a foot or two it looks very clean. So the look of using the wrong size router bit is an interesting design; sorta looks like a barbed wire font or a little spooky.
Jason - where did you get the contact paper? I looked at the local hardware store and didn't see any.