When you get to the back of the shoe, place the last strips of tissue so that they meet and overlap one another. If the shoe has a heel, it's up to you if you want to decoupage it as well, but I usually don't and I didn't on this pair of shoes. But if you decide to do it, I'm sure you can figure it out. Sometimes, I like to paint the heel and/or the straps with acrylic paint that matches the pattern. This is a quick and easy way to keep the design cohesive and to give your shoes a professionally finished look. OK, at this point wait until your shoe has dried completely. You should have a whole bunch of annoying flaps of paper sticking out of the bottom of the shoe. It will be really satisfying to get rid of these suckers, believe me, I enjoy it every time. Position your craft knife so that it is in the groove of the seam. You can start wherever you like. Now begin to trim around the shoe. Keep that blade in the seam. Take your time and go around the whole shoe 2 or 3 times before you begin to tear away the pieces. When you do tear the excess pieces off, do so gently so that if you run into a piece that's stuck, you can just use your blade to detach it. Time for some touch ups! Look for small tears and imperfections across the surface of the shoe. If you find any, cover them up with small pieces of tissue paper. Once you seal the shoe you'll never notice that they were there. Now coat your shoe with about 2 or 3 minimal layers of your acrylic gel medium. Let the shoe dry between each coating. Do the same with your sealer.
Repeat ALL steps on other shoe.
You're almost done and now you can really start to have some fun. Embellish your shoes with whatever you'd like. There is no limit to what you can do here. Go crazy! Glitter glue is especially pretty on this project. Rub some on, and then add an additional coat of sealer so that the shoe isn't sticky. Glue your adornments on with the acrylic gel medium, which by this point you know will dry completely clear. The shoes I show here have been adorned with those flat-sided marbles that are usually used in vases. They come in little netted bags at the craft store.