Some of the following may cost, but I am trying to focus on freebies.
(This post is under construction. New links to be added as I find them)
✦ ($) Vector Wood Grain Backgrounds – $5 (via Media Loot)
✦ ($) 15 Glitter Brushes (vector) – $15
✦ Vector Resources – via Design Beep
(ornaments, splatter brushes, cards, icons, food drawings, more)
Samples mentioned on page:
This powerful plugin gives you all the metallic, glitter and foil effects you could ever ask for. It includes 174 swatches for you to use in Adobe Illustrator when you’re after that glittering look.
After that sought-after vintage look but want to keep your artwork in a vector format? VectorPress for Illustrator lets you apply rough ink, halftone, distressed or gravel looks in seconds.
Here’s a set of 7 Actions for Illustrator to give your designs a realistic chalk look. Works well on logos, type, icons and more. They’ve also included a great range of raster chalkboard backgrounds you can use as a backdrop.