Now I taped the piece in place and left it over night (approx 18 hours) in a cool but not cold location.

Get help. This is one thing I didn’t do and you really need four hands;
1 to hold the bell
1 to hold the figure
2 to pull the tape off the roll, cut it, and apply it across the figure.

I have a very slight shift that was cause because I couldn’t do it all myself easily. – live and learn!