Hi, Nancyj. One good way to get rid of them is let your piece sit for several hours - maybe overnight - or put it in the refrigerator for a bit. Once it's cooled, it will be a bit stiffer. Now finger-polish the heck out of it with the side of your thumb. You can also use anything with a smooth surface to help. I sometimes use glass. Other people use knitting needles and wands of hard plastic. I like my thumb the best. If you don't mind some sparkle, finger polishing with Pearl Ex is very effective. You can also use cornstarch. It should burn off, but I had a bad experience where it didn't, so I don't use it anymore. If all that fails, you can always make lemonade - rub some paint into the whorls and call it texture!